Recognition is a form of employee motivation in which the company identifies and thanks employees who have made positive contributions to the company's success. In an ideal company, motivation flows from the employees' pride of workmanship. When employees are enabled by management to do their jobs and produce a product or service of excellent quality, they will be motivated.

The reason recognition systems are important is not that they improve work by providing incentives for achievement. Rather, they make a statement about what is important to the company. Analyzing a company's employee recognition system provides a powerful insight into the company's values in action. These are the values that are actually ...

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