Understanding the value a strong recognition program can add to your company culture is the first milestone in introducing Recognition to your organization. However, it is critical to appropriately prepare for a Recognition rollout in order to ensure success with the program. By taking certain considerations into account as you prepare to announce Recognition, you're positioning yourself for effective feedback conversations, resulting in better adoption amongst employees and managers.
Like most company initiatives, change should start at the top in order for its impact to trickle down. Leverage meetings with your executive team to present the benefits of a strong feedback culture, so that they can help you advance the program.
Leading by Example
Set goals for department heads and managers that will set an example for the rest of the company. Encourage the leaders within your company to provide recognition at least once a week, and don't forget to do the same!
Comprehensive Communication Planning
Communication is key when announcing the 'why' behind any organizational change. As such, try employing a variety of communication channels to introduce Recognition leading up to the launch, such as emails, company newsletters, and announcements at all-hands meetings. Maintain your launch momentum with reminders on posters and TV monitors around the office.
Internal Education Resources
If providing feedback is an unfamiliar practice to your employees, make sure they feel supported as they learn this new skill set. Leverage your company intranet, an employee resource Wiki, or other learning repositories to house educational materials on providing effective feedback to others.
Meet Employees Where They Are
While Reflektive's web application offers the most robust performance management experience, we also offer a variety of integrations with other solutions that your employees might already be leveraging in their day to day work. Consider learning more about our integrations with Outlook, Gmail, and Apple Mail, in addition to Slack and Microsoft Teams.