3 Takeaways: What Can Higher Education Teach Your Company about Recognition?
From the RPI January 2020 Webinar presented by Brenda Naegel, Yale University; Iryna Leonova, University of Calgary; and Cori Champagne, MIT.
1. Be Thoughtful in Setting Up Your Recognition Program
- Proper set-up sets the stage for a great recognition program. First, you should know what you want from your program. Are there specific goals you would like to meet? Would you like to see staff more energized? Be sure to begin your program with a goal in mind.
- Utilize your “recognition champions.” Pick a member of your staff who you believe is already great at motivating or recognizing others. Allow them to help you in creating your recognition program.
- Get organized. Create a schedule for when you will roll out your program and when you will hold informational meetings for your participants.
2. Measure Your Program’s Success and Evaluate the Results
- It is hard to have a successful recognition program without being able to measure your progress.
- Keep track of your website’s traffic, how many users you have and more.
- Evaluate your progress weekly, or even daily, in order to see potential areas of growth.
3. Communication Is Key
- Analyze what your participants’ and audiences’ needs are. Are they always on the go? You may need to focus on optimizing your webpage for mobile phones.
- Frequently check in on your website. Make sure that there is not a registration form open for an event that already happened. Update the website with winners of an award soon after the event. Details and recency are key to a great website.
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