The Value of Employee Recognition

The Value of Employee Recognition

Human Nature and Employee Recognition in the Modern Workplace

This should go without saying, but people work harder and more efficiently when they feel satisfied with their jobs.  It’s a simple human truth that employees are more enthusiastic, determined, and engaged when they’re happy with their work.  This is one of the reasons that showing employee appreciation is so very important.

And there’s more to job satisfaction than a paycheck every week.  Sure, everyone wants to be compensated properly for the work that they do, but money’s no substitute for feeling appreciated.

Here are some key contributors to job satisfaction that have nothing to do with money:

  • Feelings of achievement
  • A sense of belonging
  • Recognition for daily work
  • Positive work environment and culture
  • Healthy relationships with supervisors and co-workers
  • Feeling genuinely appreciated and cared for in the workplace

Public Recognition and Personal Satisfaction

Just as the name suggests, a Recognition Photo Display is designed to recognize your staff’s individual and group accomplishments. With one of our RPDs mounted on the wall of your lobby or waiting room, you’ll draw public attention to what your people do every day to keep their department humming along efficiently.

Among other things, the results of this employee recognition include increased morale and higher productivity. It’s a simple fact of human nature — people need to be recognized. Whether it’s at home or in the workplace, people work best when they feel appreciated.

At a personal level, there’s more to expressing employee appreciation than simple productivity.  If you’re like most managers, recognizing the work of your employees is important for its own sake.  While efficiency is certainly important, the boost in productivity is sometimes secondary.  

The Importance of Employee Recognition

We have given some examples and established that employee appreciation and employee recognition are both cornerstones to improving employee satisfaction within their working environment.  Management and leaders showing employee appreciation will encourage better efficiency and teamwork among everyone.  These are some of the best tools for ensuring that the whole of your department or company is greater than the sum of its parts.  A Recognition Photo Display can be a cost effective way to show employee appreciation.

Please contact us today for more information on how our photo displays can help your staff feel appreciated and keep them engaged.  Call us at 812-961-2068 or email us at  to find out how easy it is to implement this aspect of an employee recognition strategy!