Harvard Business Review – Why Employees Need Both Recognition and Appreciation

Nov 20, 2019 | News

PS Reviews: Mike Robbins Article on Employee Recognition and Appreciation for HBR

In the recent Harvard Business Review article, “Why Employees Need Both Recognition and Appreciation,” Mike Robbins discusses the important role that employee recognition and appreciation play in the long-term success of businesses. Performance Scoring’s Performance Management Application takes employee recognition and appreciation to heart and uses them to generate actionable data that promotes continuous improvement throughout an organization. “Recognition is about giving positive feedback based on results or performance,” Robbins explains. This shouldn’t happen once a year with an annual employee review, and with Performance Scoring feedback is continuous and from multiple stakeholders. “In simple terms, recognition is about what people do; appreciation is about who they are,” Robbins continuous. The employee performance data that Performance Scoring captures through employee recognition will objectively spell out what people do. The system’s reporting features, in combination with its relative-scoring index, give a holistic assessment about who employees are individually (appreciation), but also who they are as members of a team. Continuous feedback, with Performance Scoring, is the tool that empowers managers to recognize their people while developing them in the areas directly related to success in their role.
Appreciation and Recognition Matter in the Long Run
The traditional approaches to performance management are ineffective, and every case study following forward-thinking companies that are attempting to modernize the process has yielded overwhelmingly positive results. “Showing appreciation for employees is especially important if you’re a manager,” Robbins adds. Yet, as we discussed in a recent post, the biggest inhibitor for most managers and organizations is that they simply don’t know how to get started. Performance management tools by Performance Scoring, are using objective employee performance data to guide and direct managers to effective performance management. Robbins cites a recent Glassdoor survey that reported “53% of people said feeling more appreciation from their boss would help them stay longer at their company.” The byproduct of a manager showing appreciation over time is a strengthened professional relationship with employees, and by consequence directly lowers the attrition rate of a business. Performance Scoring drives the recognition and appreciation that employees want, while also driving a more motivated and productive workforce benefiting everyone. “Great leaders have to successfully focus on and cultivate both appreciation and recognition,” Robbins suggests in closing. Performance Scoring’s Performance Management Application is the ultimate leadership tool for cultivating recognition and appreciation at a company. Get Started today to find out what Performance Scoring will look like at your organization.