4. May 2015 08:00
Recently, our President and CEO Ken Hazen shared his thoughts on LinkedIn about how to encourage employee satisfaction.
Recognition and being heard are the keys to keeping and growing employees long term. I have done MBWA (Management By Walking Around) before it was a thing. We have had picnics, bowling leagues, baseball and soccer teams, Star Awards, VIP Awards, baseball and basketball ticket giveaways, lunches (we call them Hogaramas), etc., but the most satisfying (besides handing out an arbitrary bonus) is walking up and saying thank you. Preferably in front of their peers. Private one-on-one time in my office or their office or cubicle is excellent as well.