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1,001 Ways to Engage Employees by Bob Nelson PhD

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RECOGNITION

There are lots of reasons why managers can't provide positive reinforcement to their employees at work, but just one reason why they must find a way:

It really works.

Recognition, thanking and praising employees for doing good work, is the number-one driver of employee engagement, significantly representing 56 percent of employees' perception of engagement where they work. This might be surprising because thanking someone is such a simple thing—almost common sense—when dealing with others. Yet, most employees report they don't get very much genuine, sincere thanks where they work. In fact, in one survey only 12 percent of employees ...

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