Talk about dumbing down
When you start giving your employees, and err, partners kiddy gold stars you've really lost the plot.
P.S. then of course tell all the 'class' how good billy has been.
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Obviously those studies didn't include me.
It's bad enough having to endure any form of employee management sh*tware, it's even worse when it is laden with Dilbetesque motivational crap. Just give me more money, and cut out the cant.
I think it's the difference between
"Please Sir, can I have more?" & "Consider yourself at home, consider yourself one of the family"
The former are more than likely to get a firm no, or kicked out, while the latter with their cheery little tune and smiles to the front will be happily robbing them blind around the back.
Thank $Deity I no longer have to; assorted crap, judiciously mixed with buzzwords, (including "leverage as a verb) and salted by platitudes in "Personalised" emails and in-house Faecebook look-alike, from nameless members of "Your HR Team".
It doesn't get much less motivating than that.
> without noticeably changing their meaning
I'm not sure about that:
Praise: Minimalistic acknowledgement that somebody has done what he was supposed to do
Badge: Visible (and only tangible) result of "Praise"
Teams: Groups of hamsters sharing a wheel
Those terms definitely need a capital so people don't mistake them for the original words they are derived from. Quotation marks would be too cumbersome to use in everyday HR output.
Recognition is important. A virtual badge on a screen is not "recognition". Recognition involves actually calling out what the accomplishment was.
(Don't get me started on "raise" vs "praise". Let's just say that both are important, and do not substitute for each other).
Just a matter if time before Management decides that, out of fairness, everyone should get a virtual badge so no feels left out or gets hurt feelings. After all, if meritocracy produces a result that is anything other than equal to all groups, then it must be because of ‘privileged’ groups, racism, sexism, agism, or some other -ism.
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