Imagine a much anticipated business meeting. After weeks of preparation, you are about to give an important presentation to an international team of colleagues.
Most of us have heard about the principles of good marketing - A I D A
So we all work hard on that perfect message, crafting what we are going to say, and how we are going to say it, what methods we’ll use and then…nothing happens.
What could we have done wrong here and how to fix it? Find it out here in Nancy Radford's article
Communication is a process. When writing or speaking to others, communicators have specific goals: to solve problems, provide new information, or persuade others to take action. In this process, there is a sender, receiver(s), and the message. Senders’ choices can create understanding or confusion. How does your communication leave your audience – ready for action, or completely baffled?
Recognition has been shown to lower turnover, increase productivity, enhance teamwork and improve customer service. Unfortunately, recognition is often lacking in the workplace.
Common barriers include a perceived lack of time to provide recognition, a lack of money to spend on a recognition program, a lack of awareness of the research demonstrating the effectiveness of recognition, a lack of understanding of the need for recognition and a lack of skill in providing recognition. Here are some ways to overcome these barriers: