Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Presenting at IBM Connect

Recently we had the good fortune of presenting at IBM Connect 2014. This year's theme was Energizing Life's Work and was quite fitting for a company like ours focused on bringing joy to the workplace. 

Our talk was titled, "Redefining Employee Recognition at Honda R&D: Capturing, Amplifying and Measuring Employee Success". 

A huge thank you to the Honda R&D team for sharing their story working with us and to IBM for inviting us to present. 

If this area interests you, we did a 5 minute interview with Sandy Carter who is the General Manager, IBM Ecosystems and Social Business Evangelism.

If you don't have time to watch the video, one takeaway from our presentation was a simple framework you may find helpful if you are thinking of making core HR processes like recognition, praise, and feedback more social and engaging.

1. Timely - We live in an instant world and HR processes are converging into timely social interactions. As an example, immediate feedback is the most effective. What are the HR tasks you may be able to shift from an annual event to structured on-going conversations?

2. Tangible - A real reward (even micro) makes the recognition more impactful. Where possible, reinforcing great work with targeted praise and a small award shows thought and appreciation on the part of the manager or peer giving the recognition.

3. Remembered - Social recognition creates a living performance review and provides managers with detailed employee statements that can be referenced throughout the year.

4. Shared - Giving visibility to the successes occurring across the organization amplifies impact and program participation.

Thanks again for making the week in Orlando fantastic!