We give an award to the top sales guy, to the person with 25 years of service, to the truck driver with 1 million miles without a chargeable accident. We believe in the power of recognition. The why we do it may seem obvious, but it is a lot more than that.

We use recognition to:

  • Create a culture within the company that affects every attitude.

  • Say thanks and applaud success.

  • Teach others what we as an organization want to achieve.

  • Increase retention of employees.

  • Support Mission and Values.

  • Engage employees.

  • Encourage loyalty.

  • Increase customer satisfaction.

  • In summation, we believe in using recognition everyday to improve the bottom line. If that's important to you, then we're speaking the same language. Come with us on this journey.

    Take a look at the topics we have and see if we can help you with your recognition programs.

  • Need ideas for wording on an awards? See the Thesaurus.

  • Want to implement a sales award program but need to present the concept to management? Check out Sales Awards: An Overview.

  • Want to know the inside scoop on the Lombardi Trophy or the Oscars? Take a look at our ongoing series on Famous Awards.

  • Talk to us. We are here to help you.

    Monday, June 3, 2013

    Motivation or Incentive?

    Posted by Curt Denevan:

    What is the difference between incentive and motivation? An incentive is often an external influence that persuades an individual to act in a certain manner. Sell more goods, get a bonus. This works often with cash bonuses, trips and valued items like an I-Pad.

    So what is motivation? Try looking at this as a psychological feature that drives one to act toward certain desired goals. It can be viewed as an internal driver that affects behavior. This is what really pushes someone to achieve great things. Internal motivation can be the strongest factor. Call it internal drive, a burning desire, focused, or any one of those descriptors, it boils down to a driving internal force that compels someone to act in a certain way, to achieve certain accomplishments.

    So where does recognition belong in this equation? The most successful awards are a combination of both. A symbolic plaque or freestanding award embraces the external aspect of incentive. As a constant reminder on your employees walls and desks, symbolic recognition is continually enticing them to perform or act in a certain way. Yet, physical awards move a step beyond incentive. When awards are symbolic, they last years after the gift cards, cash bonuses and trips are used. When this occurs, awards become motivation. A displayed award fuels an employee's pride and self worth, speaking to internal psychological senses that drive performance toward goals. It often serves to create office peer pressure, that gives motivation to others that didn't even receive the award.

    For more information, contact RCB Awards at 800-929-9110 or visit RCB Awards.