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Manager-to-Peer Recognition

Manager-to-peer recognition is a type of employee recognition program where managers encourage and empower their employees through recognition. These programs can be monetary and non-budgetary—the key is encouraging managers to show appreciation for their direct reports.

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What Is the Impact of Manager-to-Peer Recognition?

Manager-to-peer recognition can have a significant impact on employee morale, motivation, and retention. When employees feel recognized and appreciated for their contributions by their managers, they are more likely to feel engaged and satisfied with their work, leading to higher levels of productivity and job satisfaction.

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Employees who feel recognized and appreciated by their managers are more likely to feel invested in their work, leading to higher levels of job satisfaction and productivity. Managers account for 70% of variance in employee engagement, so manager-to-peer recognition has a huge impact.

What Are Best Practices for Manager-to-Peer Recognition?

In order to make manager-to-peer recognition as effective as possible, managers need to::

  • Frequently recognize their own peers and team members.
  • Make recognition genuine and specific
  • Provide specific and timely feedback to reinforce desired behaviors and contributions.
  • Ensure that recognition is tied to company values and goals to reinforce desired behaviors and outcomes.

By following these best practices, managers can make recognition more effective and powerful for their employees.