Companies using employee rewards programs understand that success with the initiatives depends on more than just implementation.
Companies using employee rewards programs understand that success with the initiatives depends on more than just implementation. They need to continue to review and foster the correct environment for long-term effects.
A positive work culture is one step to managing an effective recognition program. According to The Wausau Daily Herald, a positive office increases productivity and morale and, thus, the likelihood of improved returns.
If companies lack a positive culture yet still choose to implement a rewards programs, they may still experience success in terms of productivity and participation. However, overall worker well-being may lag or see only moderate improvements.
"Do your employees feel optimistic? Do they feel valued? How do you know?," the news source writes. "Bosses who let workers know their contributions are appreciated tend to have employees who feel positively recognized and who are more likely to participate."
Employee recognition programs can boost this culture, but establishing a positive working environment from staff members' first day at the office can make this easier down the road.