Transforming Workplaces Through Recognition
Learn how a culture of recognition can bring the human element back into work.
Human capital has never been more important, as evidenced by the resilience of the workforce amid a global crisis. But recent trends, including declining employee engagement and increased demands for workplace flexibility -- alongside the volatility of the employee market itself -- are putting new pressure on organizations to be mindful of the "human" element at work. They cannot simply offer jobs; they must create an environment where employees want to work and can be their best.
The future of work starts with showing employees that they are valued. Recognition is a simple way organizations can demonstrate their investment and commitment to their employees and inspire them to feel connected, confident and cared about -- ensuring they leverage the full force of their human power at work.
Building a culture of recognition and harnessing its power starts with understanding what it is and how it is experienced in the workplace.
Results from U.S. data are based on a survey conducted from Feb. 14-28, 2022, with 7,636 adults who are employed full-time or part-time, aged 18 and older, and living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, as a part of the Gallup Panel™. For results based on these samples of national employed adults, the margin of sampling error at the 95% confidence level is +1.8 percentage points for response percentages around 50% and is +1.1 percentage points for response percentages around 10% or 90%, design effect included. For reported subgroups such as managers or senior leaders, gender or race/ethnicity, the margin of error will be larger, typically ranging from ±2.1 to ±6.1 percentage points for percentages around 50% and ±1.3 to ±3.7 for percentages around 10% or 90%.
Results from Western Europe are based on self-administered web surveys from an opt-in sample provided by Dynata of 5,551 adults, aged 18 and older, living in one of the following countries or regions: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The survey was conducted from Feb. 18-28, 2022. Results from this sample are unweighted, and respondents are not demographically representative of the countries surveyed.
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The Gallup-Workhuman Unleashing the Human Element at Work: Transforming Workplaces Through Recognition report finds that more than half of employees who say the recognition they receive at work is not authentic or equitable are actively looking for a new job.