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The art of acknowledgement: the power of workplace recognition

My latest column in The Globe and Mail is about the importance and art of acknowledgement in the workplace.  I have always told leaders that taking the time to recognize, appreciate and thank your people generates a tremendous return on something that usually takes only a few minutes.  But in order to fuel motivation, further loyalty, nurture collaboration, and create a positive workplace culture (yes, it is all possible!), acknowledgement must be done appropriately.  There is an art to acknowledgement. Done incorrectly, it can come across as disingenuous. Even worse, your good intentions may backfire.

Which is exactly why I wrote this piece.  In There is an art to acknowledgement. Embracing it can see tremendous returns, I outline the four factors that you MUST take into account to create the greatest positive impact when you acknowledge others.


If you’re a paid online subscriber to The Globe, you can also access this directly at their site via this link:

Are you acknowledging your people on a frequent basis?  Are you receiving the acknowledgement you deserve?  I’d love to hear more about your experiences, as well as what you think about today’s column.  Please add your comment below.

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