Why An Employee Recognition Program Encourages Teamwork & Productivity

February 18, 2014
Why An Employee Recognition Program Encourages Teamwork & Productivity

In tough economic times such as those we are experiencing at the moment, every penny counts. Productivity needs to be high among workers. It is widely accepted that the best way to increase productivity among workers is to keep employee morale as high as possible. A happy worker is a productive worker and therefore a more profitable worker.
 
So the question must be asked, how do you keep employee moral high to keep productivity high? There are a number of ways to do it, including creating a great atmosphere, making sure your employees have a great work/life balance among others.
 
One of the best ways to improve employee morale and productivity is an employee recognition program.
 

What Is An Employee Recognition Program?

Employee recognition programs are a strategy the companies set up to reward their employees. By rewarding their employees they show recognition towards them. Studies have shown that employees who feel more appreciated and recognized are more likely to have a higher productivity.
 
The program can be set up in a number of ways:

- Rewards for length of service.

- Rewards for meeting specific goals.

- Rewards for meeting monthly, quarterly or yearly targets.

- A point system, where employees get points for completing certain tasks. Rewards are offered at certain point levels.

 
Or any other way that you can think of.
 
The rewards themselves can vary too, with a number of different options:

- More vacation time.

- Cash bonuses.

- Branded clothing.

- Catalog Items

- And much more...

They Encourage Teamwork

Employee recognition programs encourage teamwork, if there is a task to be completed and employees know they will get a reward when it is completed, they will work together to get the job done quickly and efficiently.
 

They Encourage Creativity

Support from a superior and recognition programs can encourage creativity among workers, knowing they will be recognized means that an employee will be encouraged to think more creatively to complete the task. Perhaps coming up with a strategy that they may not have come up with before. Studies have shown that employees who are encouraged, whether through a program or simply by the superiors are significantly more creative than those who are not.
 

Williams Recognition Programs

If you have been convinced and now understand the great benefits of employee recognition programs, and are looking for recognition program providers in Canada, then consider Williams Recognition Programs. We offer fantastic programs, whatever the size of your company. If you are interested, give us a call today!
 
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