Rewards & Recognition | Article

The Power of Praise

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What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you at work?

Think about it.

Did it have an effect on how you did your work? Is there a reason why it has stuck with you for so long?

Turns out, according to Gallup, one the most effective ways to accelerate performance is also one of the least used: Praise. They found that only one in three workers “strongly agree” that they received recognition or praise in the past seven days for doing good work – and those who disagreed were twice as likely to say they’ll quit in the next year.


But that’s not all! Gallup also found that praising teams:

  • Encourages collaboration
  • Clarifies organizational goals
  • Enhances agility
  • Reinforces a sense of meaning and purpose
  • Improves quality
  • Inspires trust

Read the full report here.

These findings are 100% aligned with our mission at RecogNation to bring about transformational change in organizations through connection and recognition, even if it starts with learning how to praise someone professionally.

If you’re not part of our “nation” already, we would love to talk to you about how we can bring about significant change to your company’s employee engagement. Click here to request a demo of our HR engagement solutions.