Recognizing your employees is critical as you launch your operational excellence initiative. Here are some best practices for building an effective recognition program:

Simple & Frequent

  • Simple and frequent public recognition of accomplishments and contributions during weekly or daily meetings shows coaches and employees' appreciation

  • Document the recognition in a high traffic area with a Recognition Board (e.g., Digital Rever Activity Board, Print outs)


  • Ensure public recognition of accomplishment and achievements

  • Set up a day where employees & coaches can display their ideas and share them with coworkers

  • Invite leadership to provide the recognition

  • Recognize during monthly or quarterly meetings

  • Gift an experience rather than something that is material. For example, a meal with the family.

Top Recognition Revs:

  • Vacation days

  • A meal with leadership

  • Recognition in a common work area (e.g., break room or cafeteria)

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