Recognition and reward

Your employees may be experts, but if they are not motivated, it is unlikely that they will deliver their best or grow further to achieve their true potential.

Motivated people have a positive outlook, are excited about what they are doing, and know they are investing their time in something that is truly worthwhile. Motivated people enjoy their jobs and perform well.

All effective leaders want their organisations to be filled with people in this state of mind. That is why it is vital that leaders and managers keep individuals feeling motivated and inspired through effective reward and recognition.

Recognition programmes have impact

Recognition programmes (which are different from simple reward systems) have the capacity to drive higher performance if well designed and effectively deployed. It is confirmed that recognising employees has a positive impact on employee retention, engagement, performance, and satisfaction.

We can help you to develop and implement informal or formal recognition programmes, that drive higher levels of performance. We will assist with:

  • Designing recognition programmes
  • Designing and facilitating large-scale team development
  • Using our large scale adventure team development options to lift the spirits of employees
  • Developing a reward strategy that clarifies the aims of the various reward elements
  • Training on motivation and feedback

Large-scale team development

Employee performance is higher when they fit well within their team and gel together as a group. When properly managed and developed, teamwork improves processes and produces results quickly and economically through the free exchange of ideas, information, knowledge and data.  The team members not only share expectations for accomplishing group tasks, but trust and support one another and respect one another's individual differences.

Many organisations are now turning to large-scale team days to motivate employees and give teams an opportunity to better understand each other and move closer as a group. It is a smart investment and gives the company a chance to bring people together in a creative, fun context that leads to greater commitment and productivity back on-the-job.

We have a comprehensive suite of team days, half-days and activities to suit any group.

Recognition and Award
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    08 02 2015 Sunday UAE

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    08 08 2016 Monday UAE

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    23 10 2016 Sunday UAE

    Research of 22,000 companies proves that promoting women into senior leadership drives bottom line results. Taking steps to develop women has proven benefits for company leadership.

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  • Expatriates staying ahead

    13 04 2015 Monday UAE

    Expatriates are often skilled at making things happen. More often than not they are recruited because of competences (attitudes, skills and knowledge) that are not readily available locally. They arrive and get straight on with the job. At the same time, they…

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  • Mentoring for talent development

    10 06 2015 Wednesday UAE

    With population and unemployment figures on the increase, attracting and retaining talent would be should be getting easier. However, some startling statistics suggest otherwise.

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  • Motivation myths

    03 08 2015 Monday UAE

    What makes people behave the way they do? Why do some people seem to be motivated to do well in their work, while others do not? The study of motivation is endlessly fascinating as it concerns the driving force within individuals by which they attempt to…

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  • Selection matters

    29 09 2015 Tuesday

    Mark is the CEO of an SME in the engineering industry. He has just recruited a key member of staff, John, and is beginning to regret it. Instead of getting on with the job the new recruit seems to be needing an awful lot of Mark’s time – time that is already…

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  • Targeted training brings many benefits

    19 11 2015 Thursday

    It is sadly common for some companies to look at the cost of training and not see the numerous benefits stemming from it. Some take a short-term view and see training purely as a cost. Others see training as an investment in the future that derives many…

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  • Does leadership philosophy matter?

    01 02 2016 Monday UAE

    The Global Financial Crisis was the worst market correction since The Great Depression. So devastating was its impact, after seven years it is still an event from which many economies are still struggling to recover. It’s common knowledge that the catalyst…

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  • The Leadership Challenge: Interview with Jim Kouzes

    06 03 2016 Sunday UAE

    Jim Kouzes, co-author of The Leadership Challenge, sat down with Focus' David Brennan to discuss leadership in the 21st Century, the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, what it takes to be a truly great leader and if leadership is different in the rest of…

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  • Keeping the team on track in challenging times: grief and change management

    21 03 2016 Monday UAE

    Challenging markets can often mean cost optimisation of which staff reductions may be required. Whilst the process of realigning the staff profile is relatively clear, moving the remaining team forward is less so. Dealing with the grief of losing colleagues…

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