Although most great managers want to recognize their people, the challenge, which has only been made more difficult in the hybrid world, is finding meaningful things to recognize them for. The limitation to our typical approach to praise is that we can only recognize what we see, observe, or learn about from others and our recognition focuses on what we appreciate, which is not always what others want to be appreciated for. This is why it is important for leaders to add a new technique to their management repertoire: reflective recognition, an inquiry-based approach where an individual or group is invited to reflect on and share what they are proud of and why.
Author: Christopher Littlefield
Source: “Harvard Business Review”
Subjects: Human Resources, Management, Motivation, Organizational Behavior
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