Some see recognition as the Oscars or Emmys, and certainly they are recognition for the best in their field, but recognition in our everyday lives is much more than this.
Acknowledgement for what we have done, what we are doing, or how we look changes our perspective on how we see ourselves and the person giving the recognition. This can and does have an impact on the workplace.
Those with a preference for ‘Thinking’ tend to like recognition at the end, when they have completed the work well. Those with a preference for ‘Feeling’ tend to like recognition as they work through the project. ‘Extraverts’ may like the recognition to be in front of others, while the ‘Introverts’ may like it to be private. Recognition, in either case, motivates the employee in their work. Motivated employees produce better results!
Knowing your employees and their Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® can be a valuable resource in the workplace.