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Element 4 Recognition and Praise

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The benefits of individual employee recognition are well known. Learn what happens when you start recognizing employees on the team level.

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Recognizing good work is a powerful, cost-effective method of improving organizational performance -- yet it is underused.

35% of U.S. Managers Are Engaged in Their Jobs

Employees who report they're not adequately recognized at work are three times more likely to say they'll quit in the next year. That's a shame, as this problem is completely avoidable. Frequent recognition is a surefire -- not to mention affordable -- way to boost employee engagement, and to keep good people.

Praise and recognition are essential building blocks of a great workplace. We all possess the need to be recognized as individuals, and to feel a sense of accomplishment. There is nothing complicated about recognition, but it is one of the items that consistently receives the lowest ratings from employees.