Reward and Recognition Ideas - From Free and Easy to Big and
easy to believe that your salary is reward enough for coming to
work. But that’s missing the basic human need for recognition
of a job well done. People get a huge emotional boost from being
rewarded and recognised at work. It says “you’re worth
are many ways to reward and recognise people you work with.
Whether it’s your colleagues, employees or your boss,
here are 20 reward and recognition ideas.
Free and Easy
a heartfelt thanks. Yes, it’s that easy!
home early or starting late
regular “Catch People Doing Things Right” discussions
within your team, and share who did what well.
a quick game of office basketball or other indoor activity.
reward and recognition, up, down and across the ranks by enabling
anyone to nominate anybody for formal recognition.
same level employees to negotiate who takes holiday when,
Cheap and Cheerful
fresh fruit or other edible delights. Remember people with
special dietary needs, so cater for low-fat, gluten-free,
vegetarian, diabetic etc.
all round on a hot, sunny day, delivered personally by the
tickets or DVD rental vouchers.
the 11 o’clock teas and coffees.
your desks for Halloween, Christmas, the World Cup or anything
Persuade potential absentees to come to work with big screen
coverage of the crucial live sports match.
meal for two on a corporate card.
a team-building event with some time focused on pure fun.
a hard cash bonus for unique money saving ideas.
Big and Bold Budget Busters
Hold a mega party, with food, music and entertainment.
a significant other to accompany on a business trip.
a charity event or enable volunteering in work time. Paint
murals at your local school, run children’s reading
classes, have a soup-kitchen…
a sabbatical volunteering scheme for long term employees.
Pay them to work for a charity for 6 months.
However you decide to reward and recognise people at work,
it pays to have a formal, understood scheme in place. If one
manager gets out the streamers and balloons for saving a penny
and another grunts well done for saving millions, you will do
more damage than good. Rewards, especially monetary, need to
be fair and equitable. Consider creating a Reward and Recognition
review committee to ensure larger rewards are awarded fairly
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