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Employee Engagement ‘Rule’ 9: Magnify their success

Nov 03, 2015

What a company does not recognize, it should not expect to see repeated. Making a big deal of employees’ accomplishments ensures the victories will be multiplied.

What are the New Rules of Engagement?

The New Rules of Engagement℠ are, put simply, a diagnostic tool. They act as levers to help managers with improving the commitment and performance of their employees and give managers the ability to look at employee engagement in a different way, conducive to the conditions of today’s dynamic workforce.

In the first segment of this series, we talked about how to build a foundation to drive commitment and performance among employees.  See our last post of the next segment, driving commitment and performance here.

What comes next in strengthening employee commitment and performance?

9. Magnify their success 


What a company does not recognize, it should not expect to see repeated. Making a big deal of employees’ accomplishments ensures the victories will be multiplied.

If success is recognized, employees will feel a stronger responsibility to deliver their best to the company; their best effort, attitude and ideas.

How can I, as a manager, ‘magnify’ the success of employees?

In order for employees to feel the company they work is able to magnify their success, they need to be able to say:

  • My manager tells me when I do a good job
  • I am confident that if I do good work, it will be recognized
  • I have received incredible recognition in my current job

Where does Canada fit in?

Data from a recent (2014) survey BI WORLDWIDE conducted shows that in Canada, ‘Magnify their success’ is ordered 11th most important in driving commitment among employees and 4th of the 12 rules in driving performance.

Approximately 60% of Canadian employees surveyed agree that their manager tells them when they do a good job and are confident that their good work will be recognized.

Less than 50% of people surveyed however, agree with the statement: I have received incredible recognition in my current job.

Wait a minute… more than half of respondents agreed their manager tells them when they do a good job and are confident their good work will be recognized, but less than half agree that they’ve received incredible recognition in their current jobs? There is something missing here, Canada.   

 

The New Rules of Engagement are the subject of a book called Widgets: The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees As If They’re Real People, written by New York Times bestselling author, Rodd Wagner.                               

To learn more about how we can help your company with employee engagement or the New Rules of Engagement survey, we welcome you to get in touch at: canada@biworldwide.com.

If you are new to BI WORLDWIDE Canada’s perspective on employee engagement, check out our first post of this series here.