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WHAT A DINNER PARTY CAN TEACH ABOUT cogniton i e R
In the new book The Power of Thanks, authors Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine offer a neat metaphor for recognition.
We have a saying about recognition: “If it has no value, it has no value.”
ENARI C S O 1 You arrive with absolutely nothing in your hands.
At the end of the dinner, you take out a piece of paper, draw a big thumbs-up on it.
You hand it to your host, and say, “This was a magical dinner, I really like your dinner. I’m gonna like you on Facebook! Heck, this dinner was so good I’m going to give you a second thumbs-up!”
That’s like badging.
CE NARI S O 2 You say, “That was a really fabulous dinner; you must have spent a lot of money in putting this together.”
“Let me get my wallet out, I want to contribute for how much . . . Here’s $50 for what I ate.”
That’s like recognizing with cash.
O S NARI 3 CE You arrive with a bottle of wine, chocolates, or flowers.
Or you offer to bring a special dessert, which amounts to coming prepared to show appreciation.
And perhaps after the event you send a handwritten note or an entertaining e-mail.
And yes, you also post a photo on Facebook!
That’s social recognition.
Badging, cash, or giving a considered sign of appreciation — which do you think makes the best impression?
Adapted from The Power of Thanks, by Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine, McGraw Hill 2015. THE Download a free chapter or buy your copy today from POWER OF THANKS HOW SOCIAL RECOGNITION EMPOWERS EMPLOYEES AND CREATES A BEST PLACE TO WORK ERIC MOSLEY CEO OF GLOBOFORCE DEREK IRVINE VP OF CLIENT STRATEGY CONSULTING, GLOBOFORCE © 2015 Globoforce Limited. All rights reserved.