“While” can turn a challenge into an opportunity. Quite a lot of kerfuffle hit the HR blogosphere in the last few weeks after the appearance of KMPG International’s “Rethinking Human Resources in a Changing World” report.
Though we may work in scattered locations, we all need to know that what we do matters and contributes to a bigger picture. Building interpersonal relationships with our colleagues through frequent, timely positive praise helps those who are physically disconnected from their coworkers reconnect through the knowledge that their efforts made a difference.
We can no longer focus on the top 10% of performers and expect everyone to be engaged. We must focus on the 80-90% of performers who do their best every day. We must never forget it’s those middle 70% who make it possible for the stars to shine. When you expand the “winner’s circle” to the vast majority, you make it far easier for employees to choose to engage in your culture of recognition.
How can you incorporate “while” to change challenges to opportunities or solutions?
About the Author
Derek is Vice President, Client Strategy & Consulting Services, at Globoforce, the world’s only provider of truly global, strategic employee recognition and reward programs. Their management team blogs regularly on Globoforce news, products, customers, and industry insights at the Globoforce Blog.