AGL 123: Rewards and Recognition

Today I’m back with a solo show about rewards and recognition. I started the draft of this episode more than a year ago but I haven’t found the right time to air it… until now.


Rewards often involve something of monetary value being given to an employee or team in response to achieving something pretty great.  A recognition, however, is something that doesn’t need to be associated with an accomplishment, but it can be.  A recognition is usually praise or something with  psychological value and not necessarily monetary value. I’ll give some examples on the show.

Today I talked about:

  • Rewards vs. recognition
  • Separating rewards from pay
  • Not rewarding or Recognizing Mediocrity
  • Employee Anniversaries
  • Thank You Notes
  • Celebrating Wins

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