Honoring The Efforts In The End


    Honoring the efforts in the end. Take a long, slow backward look at the journey you have taken and plan for closure and celebration. There are many people who will have dedicated great amounts of time and effort to the cause, often at a great personal sacrifice, who now will move on from this piece of work to the next.

    There will be teams that need time to close down and finish their work before moving on. There are transitional structures in the organization that will be operating for some time in the future, and then disappearing. All of these must be attended to in terms of planning when they will stop and supporting that process in a way that honors their hard work.

    Expressing gratitude is apart of honoring hard work.  To be really effective in your job, you need to understand the importance of praising others for their good work, to apply the principles of employee recognition yourself and to encourage others to initiate it in their working relationships.

    Finding the right way to thank your employees can be difficult. Employee recognition is the timely, informal or formal acknowledgment of a person’s or team’s behavior, effort or business result that supports the organization’s goals and values, and which has clearly been beyond normal expectations. 

    Appreciation is a fundamental human need.  Everyone wants to feel appreciated in some way.  Employees respond to appreciation expressed through recognition of their good work because it confirms their work is valued by others. When employees and their work are valued, their satisfaction and productivity rise, and they are motivated to maintain or improve their good work.

    Praise, acknowledgment and recognition are essential to an outstanding workplace. People want to be and feel respected and valued by others for their contribution. Everyone feels the need to be recognized as an individual or member of a group and to feel a sense of achievement for work well done or even for their effort.



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