Creating a Culture of Recognition: Manager’s Workshop

Creating a Culture of Recognition: Manager’s Workshop

Rewards & Recognition
In the past few years numerous studies have proven that one of the top motivators of employee engagement, satisfaction and loyalty is recognition.  Employees in a recognition-focused organization are 5 times more likely to feel valued, 6 times more likely to invest in the company, 7 times more likely to stay, and 11 times more likely to feel completely satisfied.  Extensive research shows a direct correlation between the perceived use of recognition in companies and the profitability of those firms.  The financial return of Fortune’s Best Places to Work is over 225% higher over a six-year period as compared with overall market returns; companies with higher employee satisfaction scores (driven by feeling valued for the work they do ) have been shown to have a 700 % higher shareholder return.

The core element for an environment of successful and sustained recognition is the role of your managers and their awareness, ability and commitment to using recognition on an ongoing basis.  Employee recognition will be as effective as those managers who use it, thus management training is key to driving successful recognition efforts within a company and the optimal way to start your process of creating a company-wide Culture of Recognition.  Wolf Management will show how recognition represents the single most validated principle for driving desired behavior and performance in today’s competitive work environments.  We will take managers through the seven essential recognition principles and discuss the creation of a Total Rewards & Recognition Culture.

Workshop Description:
Each workshop is based on seven recognition principles and five stages, starting with an introduction on recognition, its importance in an organization, and its influence on productivity and retainment; second, the manager’s role in fostering group dynamics, initiative and engagement; third, the implementation of a successful recognition program, along with tools and information; four, overcoming obstacles and barriers; and five, how to sustain a culture of recognition. This workshop will provide managers with the proper background and knowledge needed for creating and maintaining a dynamic culture of recognition.  They will learn effective techniques and tools on how to properly recognize employees and foster a productive and profitable environment.

The Seven Recognition Principles & Systems Model

  1. Leadership and Sponsorship
    a. This comes from the top down and needs total commitment

  2. Accountability (Improved Performance/Desired Behaviors)
    a. Executive Sponsorship
    b. Recognition Team
    c. Every Manager Involved

  3. Measurement & Tracking
    a. You cannot enforce or improve what you cannot track

  4. Management Training
    a. Essential to equip managers with the right training and skills

  5. Communications
    a. Should be fluid and consistent

  6. Recognition & Rewards
    a. A complete and comprehensive program

  7. Process Improvement
    a. Monitoring the ongoing program and instigating improvements

Following the Recognitions Systems Model, we will work with managers throughout the training with hands-on expertise and an interactive exercise, discuss each principle, and provide supportive examples and facts.  A comprehensive recognition workbook will be provided to each manager prior to the training to help them prepare for the workshop.  Towards the end of the session, time will be provided for each manager to put together a proactive Recognition Action Plan to implement when they return to work.

Recognition Workshop Structure

Section 1: Introduction

  • Defining the Total Rewards Concept
  • The Importance of a Rewards & Recognition Culture
  • The Monetary & Productivity Benefits
  • Its Profound & Lasting Impact on an Organization

Section 2: The Manager’s Role

  • The Influence of the Manager on Their Employees
  • How Recognition & Rewards Differ
  • Fostering Group Dynamics & Empowering Initiative
  • How Effective Managers Use Recognition
  • Recognition Techniques for Immediate Application

Section 3: Implementing a Comprehensive Recognition Program

  • Understanding the Seven Fundamental Strategic Areas
  • Implementing a Total Rewards & Recognition Program
  • Aligning a Company’s Strategic Goals with Recognition
  • Using Recognition for Its Greatest Impact

Section 4: Overcoming Obstacles

  • Five Excuses for Not Using Recognition
  • Changing Key Behaviors and Resistance
  • Increasing Commitment & Dedication

Section 5: Sustaining a Culture of Recognition

  • Measuring & Monitoring Recognition
  • Key Principles in Keeping Recognition Fresh & Meaningful
  • Strategies to Keep Recognition Going

Working closely with managers, we will show how to create a culture of recognition in their organization; help create an exciting, positive work environment; motivate employees and improve engagement and performance; and equip managers with the skills that produce encouraged and focused employees that better serve the strategies of the firm.

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is for all managers, Human Resources, and senior or executive staff.  We create an educational and exciting environment to help you learn the importance of Recognition, its lasting benefits, and sustaining a competitive and proactive organization.

Event Length: ½, 1 and 2 Days
These workshops are also geared to creating a more intensive program throughout an organization, with consulting engagements from 3-12 months.  We help you develop all the important areas of a recognition culture, monitor results, and improve needed areas.



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