This blog is about social recognition and why it can help boost employee engagement.
As we’ve seen before, employee engagement systems of any kind have a built-in potential for failure if leaders believe those systems take over their entire job to motivate their employees. However, these solutions are on a rise for a reason. They do make the managers’ daily job of providing feedback and motivating employees a lot easier. Here are 4 areas where social recognition platforms are providing great value to both supervisors and employees:
- Timeliness of feedback
Probably one of the factors with the biggest impact, feedback works best when it’s given instantaneously. Social recognition platforms make it really easy to give direct, immediate feedback on a specific task and thus maximize the effect on employees’ motivation. Some social recognition platforms do also have very advanced reminder services based on recently provided feedback to make sure that the continuous feedback loop doesn’t come to an immediate stop which would have a very negative effect.
- Alignment to corporate culture
While it is not very hard for experienced managers to give positive, direct feedback also verbally, it can be challenging to align such feedback to the overall corporate culture especially if the corporate culture is yet to be built. Some social recognition platforms allow positive feedback to be aligned with corporate values and thus facilitate also the promotion of cultural values within the organization.
- Transparent distribution
Feedback goes a long way when the recognition is made publicly within the organization but too often positive feedback is given behind closed doors in one-on-ones. Social recognition platforms democratize feedback on the one hand and make sure feedback is distributed transparently in the organization to maximize its impact on motivation.
- Do never forget – always remember
Lastly, a big advantage of social recognition systems is the simple fact that task-specific feedback is well documented. Established yearly performance reviews can be backed up with data from the social recognition stream and thus make these performance reviews less awkward and strange. In fact, they make a lot more sense as the total feedback given and received throughout the year can be reviewed together.
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