If you have received praise for a job well done in the past, then you know how it feels to have your hard work acknowledged by those who matter. Getting a pat on the back for being able to surpass last month’s sales, or being congratulated, even in private, for being able to meet or exceed expectations set by the company you work for is indeed a great way to make a person feel that they are making a difference. If such small gestures make an impact on how a person feels about themselves at work, ever wonder what etched plaques can do?
Boosting employee morale and showing them that what they are doing for the company does matter is important, and plays a huge role in the productivity of those who work for you. Showing people that you see the effort they are exerting for the company with the use of congratulatory gestures will help them feel better about themselves and will encourage them to continue doing what they are doing, or better yet, to improve on it, if they can. Giving out such tokens of appreciation is not only something you can use to motivate those who are receiving these awards to continue doing what they are doing, but to also encourage others to follow suit.
These etched plaques that you give out to outstanding performers will indeed make others want to have them as well, and as such, will help increase the productivity of those who want to show you that they can contribute as well. This particular move is great for those companies who want their employees to try harder and those who want to motivate their workers to show their best. This is also a good gesture for a company to give to those who are already trying their best even without such an incentive to begin with.
You might want to schedule such award giving moments once every few months, probably on a quarterly basis or even annually, so as to avoid the negation of the positive effect these etched plaques have on morale. While giving these out does help boost a person’s performance and feeling of self worth, handing these out too often may reduce the importance of such awards. People may start seeing these as merely trivial handouts that are given for the sake of being given.
You can order these etched plaques from manufacturers who specialize in the creation of such customizable metal plates. You can have them create these a few weeks or days ahead of your awarding and have these mounted on wooden frames to make these more special. You can also have specially lined velvet boxes made for each plaque to make these more special and well worth working for.