Recognize the Value and Work of Your Small Enterprise IT Team

How to say thank you to your team who may often feel that they are working a thankless job.

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Your Challenge

  • Understanding each unique employee’s motivators and engagement drivers.
  • Using recognition tactics that incentivize staff behavior and performance that benefits the department and broader organization.
  • Creating non-disruptive and cost-efficient recognition techniques.
  • Laying the foundation for a peer-to-peer recognition culture.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Employees prefer non-cash rewards or thoughtful acts of recognition over cash rewards.
  • Small genuine gestures of recognition from a manager or peer can be the most impactful recognition tactic for most employees. 

Impact and Result

  • Employees become more motivated, proactive, and committed.
  • Staff sees peers and peer behavior that they wish to emulate.
  • Improved and more frequent acts of recognition help to improve the culture of the IT department. 

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  1. Recognize the value and work of your small enterprise IT team

    Build a plan for implementing recognition techniques that motivate your team and benefit your organization.

Guided Implementation icon Guided Implementation

This guided implementation is a two call advisory process.

  • Call #1: Create a recognition plan

    • Discuss the IT team’s current dynamics, general engagement, and current recognition techniques.
    • Learn about leading practices and techniques for engaging and recognizing employees.
    • Discuss department goals and staff behaviors that you want to encourage.
    • Brainstorm staff recognition and engagement techniques.
  • Call #2: Develop how to sustain and expand your recognition plan

    • Reflect on new recognition tactics and their impact on staff engagement and productivity.
    • Discuss how to maintain momentum for your recognition techniques and ingrain it into your team’s culture.
    • Explore the option of planning a larger IT engagement initiative.

Onsite Workshop

Module 1: Build Your Recognition Program

The Purpose

  • Understand the keys to a successful recognition program.
  • Identify pains related to recognition and define tactics to mitigate these pains.
  • Define key behaviors to recognize.
  • Determine right-sized recognition tactics to recognize positive behaviors.
  • Build recognition toolkits to make recognition easy. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Defined program vision statement.
  • Identified metrics.
  • Clearly defined behaviors that you will recognize.
  • Determined recognition tactics.
  • A personalized recognition toolkit to provide to management.  

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Identify recognition characteristics.
  • Identify current pains.
1.2 Build recognition vision statement.
  • Recognition Vision Statement
1.3 Analyze current state.
1.4 Define key metrics.
  • Program Metrics
1.5 Determine recognition behaviors.
1.6 Right-size tactics.
  • Recognition Handbook
1.7 Build recognition toolkit.
  • Recognition Toolkit

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Onsite Workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn’t enough, we offer low-cost onsite delivery of our Project Workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a road map in place to complete your project successfully.

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Search Code: 79185
Published: November 20, 2015
Last Revised: November 20, 2015

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