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  • Writer's pictureSteven Gilmore

How praise and recognition bolster performance

Updated: Mar 12


Praise and recognition is not just a pat on the back; it's the fuel that powers high-performance. Public recognition within teams serves as a powerful catalyst for fostering high performance and boosting morale.


When individuals feel acknowledged and appreciated for their contributions in a public setting, it not only validates their hard work but also motivates them to excel further. The public acknowledgment creates a sense of pride and accomplishment, instilling a positive competitive spirit within the team.


This recognition not only elevates the acknowledged individual but also sets a benchmark for others to strive for excellence. Moreover, a culture of public recognition fosters a supportive and collaborative environment, as team members witness the value placed on their efforts. As a result, individuals are more likely to go above and beyond in their roles, driven by the desire to contribute meaningfully to the team's success and earn the respect and recognition of their peers. Ultimately, the cycle of public recognition becomes a self-reinforcing mechanism that propels the entire team towards sustained high performance.



Public praise and recognition bring other benefits


In addition to bolstering high performance, public recognition within teams brings about several other valuable benefits. Firstly, it enhances team cohesion by fostering a sense of camaraderie and unity among members, as they collectively celebrate each other's achievements. This, in turn, strengthens the overall team dynamic and promotes a positive work culture. Secondly, public recognition serves as a powerful retention tool by creating a work environment where individuals feel valued and appreciated. Employees who receive public acknowledgment are more likely to remain engaged, committed, and loyal to their team and organization. Thirdly, it acts as a motivational tool, inspiring not only the recognized individuals but the entire team to set and achieve ambitious goals. The visibility of success stories within the team instills a belief in one's potential, encouraging others to strive for excellence.


At Feebee, we’ve created an easy way to better do public recognition, when you are writing spontaneous feedback, you can choose to share it in one of your public Slack channels. You can select the skill or value that this person has demonstrated, and write your praise, and then easily post. Using public praise and recognition and mixing this with regular performance feedback, values and skill feedback, makes for a very potent mix to shape a feedback culture, and ultimately makes your team a healthy high-performing one. 



How recognition looks in Feebee app

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