What’s the story with social recognition in your organization?
What’s the story with recognition in your organization? Are managers and senior executives guiding the recognition narrative, handing out awards, rewards and badges on schedule every month, quarter or year? Or, is recognition more of a conversation between employees where they can celebrate each other in the act of a job well done?
In our experience the best social recognition programs are the latter and introduce two-way dialogue to the recognition process. In a perfect world any employee can praise another for a job well done. What’s more, all employees are further empowered to extend a story that has previously been published. As employees contribute comments to the stories of others, they retain and extend corporate knowledge around specific contributions and milestones and build deeper connections to the mission and vision of the company.
While content management systems, document management systems and HR systems have been in place for years - there has never been a system to similarly transform recognition into a business asset. Milestones, events and the people tied to these events that make the company a great place for employees and customers have consistently been lost from the corporate knowledge base. By capturing these stories in a browseable and searchable space, you can transform recognition into a business resource for finding the people within the company who have the required peer-validated skills when they are needed most."