• Philip Uglow

    Thank you Derek, I enjoyed reading the article.

    I agree with your points and would like to add two others.

    First, luck often plays a role. So we end up recognizing people for positive things that happen beyond their control.

    Second, when everyone is progressing towards a goal, and everyone sees that progression with monthly data, scorecards or the like, it is often a much more effective motivator than recognition.

    Thanks again for a great post!

    Phil

  • http://bamboohr.com/ Jeana Quigley

    I agree. There are small things that managers can do such as simply saying thank you for this or that. These small comments mean a lot more than most people realize.