Residency

Tip of the week: Recognize faculty, residents, and administrators for their hard work

Residency Program Insider, September 11, 2007

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Recognition-saying thank you in public and perhaps giving a tangible gift along with the words-has multiple functions beyond simple human courtesy. To the rest of the organization, recognition creates role models and communicates the standards: These are the kinds of things that constitute great performance around here. Consider the following tips for recognition:

  • Emphasize success rather than failure.
  • Deliver recognition and reward in an open and publicized way.
  • Deliver recognition in a personal and honest manner.
  • Tailor your recognition and reward to the unique needs of the people involved.
  • Timing is crucial. Recognize contribution throughout a project.
  • Strive for a clear, unambiguous and well-communicated connection between accomplishments and rewards.



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