What is recognition?
The term recognition is defined many different ways. Some define recognition as receiving a reward or celebrating a success at work. Other organizations define recognition as earning an incentive for reaching a goal. All of these terms are related to recognition in some way. However, they do not completely define recognition.
According to Recognition Professionals International (RPI), recognition is:
An after-the-fact display of appreciation or acknowledgement of an individual or team's desired behavior, effort, or business
result that supports the organization's goals and values.
Recognition is more than simply throwing a party, giving an employee a gift, or saying thank you. It is an acknowledgement that intentionally links employee behavior to corporate goals!