The Power of Public Recognition
Tip of the Month by Ron Jasniowski
When I was speaking in one of the western
states, a third of the audience stated they heard me speak before. So I
asked, “Did you apply what you learned from me and what was the
outcome?” Two managers had similar stories. They each
turned one of their poorest performing employees around to becoming one
of their best performers. Nothing seemed to work with one of the poor
performing employees (John Doe), until the day his manager asked all his
employees to stop what they were doing and come see the work John Doe
just completed. The manager told everyone that it’s been years since he saw
this particular job done as well as John just did it and this is the way
we need to do it from now on.
That is all that it took to get John to
improve, literally, overnight! The very next day the 22 year-old
employee finally showed up for work on time, neatly dressed and with his hair
cut! Moreover, he also dramatically improved his work performance and
months later he still is doing a great job and getting better!
I realize public recognition has some
potential to build resentment among employees who are not getting
recognized. But when done appropriately, this type of recognition is
extremely powerful! This is especially true with younger entry-level
workers. And public recognition gives you the potential to build a lasting legacy with
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