4   What Do Employees Want?

People Bound by Trust and Goodwill Accomplish More Together Than Alone


“Eighteen months after LinkedIn launched its Bravo! program, I joined them for an in-depth analysis of social recognition in the company. The data showed not only the ripple effect that occurs in terms of performance (54 percent of employees who received 3-plus awards showed a year-over-year increase on their performance rating) but the actual creation of praise recipients into praise providers. People are becoming happier and more engaged, and they’re part of the process of making other people more positive and engaged. What I love about this research is it shows the repetition of praise within the program is what matters—the ...

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