ACKNOWLEDGEMENT NEUROSCIENCE THEME
WHAT THIS MEANSIN THE WORKPLACE
Acknowledgment is one of the most important human needs, yet we see organisations regularly falling short in this area. It is a feeling of emotional validation of who we are and what we are experiencing; the feeling of being heard.
The way people want to be acknowledged varies from person to person. One of your team may appreciate being acknowledged publicly... whilst this may be the worst nightmare for someone else.
AREA 1:FEELING LISTENED TO
When we express a thought or feeling it is important to us that our views are heard. This is a subtle, yet super important experience that helps us understand our impact on the world.
Not being listened to is a form of sensory deprivation and is emotionally destabilising. It can make us feel unsure about who we are and whether we are important.
Recognition informs us that we are doing things right and gives us a sense of emotional validation.
This is not limited to formalised recognition schemes and rewards - it’s the much wider and richer tapestry of human to human acknowledgement expressed at an authentic interpersonal level.
Regular feedback is a vital part of emotional sustainability and growth. Feedback is a gift but most of us are pretty rubbish at giving and receiving feedback.
Getting timely and relevant levels of feedback - delivered appropriately - can be a critical personal development opportunity. It can people keep track of their meaningful career journeys.
Recognition & Reward Consultant
Vivup Highfive at Vivup
Every single human being is different and recognition is never the same for two people. Don’t underestimate the role that relationships and emotions play in recognition. You can think you are doing recognition really well but if you have not done your homework on an individuals needs you could be getting it completely wrong.