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Recognition in Tough Times - Some Low Cost Recognition Ideas

Recognition in Tough Times - Some Low Cost Recognition Ideas


No-Cost & Low-Cost Recognition Ideas


• Personal thanks
• Thank you notes
• E-mail praise
E-card praise
• Voice mail praiseThanking employees in tough times
• Public praise
Pass around trophy
• Time with manager, president
• Car wash by manager or executive of choice
• Employee parking space
• Read positive letters from customers at staff meetings
• Referenced in company newsletters
• Featured in community newspaper
• Name days in employee’s honor
• Wall of fame—photos of achievers
• Team projects scrapbook in company lobby
Certificate of appreciation
• Balloons and computer banners
• Pack lunch for employee
• Loan your car to employee
• Create an award (Top Banana, Service Star, I Got Caught, etc.)
• Time off (extra break, long lunch, 3-day weekend, etc.)
• Do least favorable work (“Dump a Dog” program)
• Victory celebration
• Performance passes to use a lending library for books & studios
• Coupons to bring your pet to work
• Feature in company ads
• Confetti committee for spontaneous celebrations
• Baking cookies, distributing candy, making ice cream floats
• Cook and serve meal (barbeque, breakfast, etc.)
• Management challenge (if goal is met, manager shaves head, dresses in crazy outfit, etc.)

 


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