Tips for Everyone
Recognition practices are most effective and meaningful when people can see how their contributions are helping Ryerson achieve its priorities and values. Remember, the most impactful recognition is timely, specific and meaningful. Here are some ideas for recognition you can use.
Quick tips to get started
Most people simply want to be thanked for what they do.
Say "thank you" for completing a difficult task or managing a difficult situation.
Tell the person what it is you're thankful for and how it helped.
Set goals that are achievable and realistic.
Ask for feedback on your expectations and recognition practices.
Be present and listen, acknowledge others’ ideas.
Don’t wait! Recognize the person right away.
Spend most of your time focused on recognizing what is going well.
Be sincere in the recognition you give.
Reevaluate and update your recognition activities regularly.
Coordinate recognition with department, faculty and university values.