Organizations have been on the prowl trying to get the most out of their human resource that sometimes, the costs are no longer put into careful consideration. After all, these are still humans who deserve some real corporate attention.
One of the most common, and perhaps also among the simplest ways in which this objective can be achieved is through the use of recognition in the form of award pins. The idea sounds all simple yet interesting, so first off, here’s a somewhat comprehensively technical check-upon the said token.
An award pin comes in many shapes and sizes, colors and textures, and it pretty much depends on the so many factors, but mostly on the weight of the recognition. Often, they come out as lapel pins. Lapel pins are basically badges that are usually metallic, and these badges have sharp clasps that are meant to be fastened on to lapels, which are technically the two folds of fabric just right below the collar of a garment, particularly coats and jackets. And when a pin says something like “Keep Up The Good Work” or something like “Best Employee Ever”, or when a pin conveys something more significant than just being a simple piece of adornment, then it is, obviously, an award pin. It might sound so simple, but the whole effect of the seemingly petty thing might actually amount to more than what you think it really is.
Employees love when their hard work is being recognized. Apparently, every sane individual does anyway, right? Theyput effort in doing their jobs,work their way up from morning until evening so that the set objectives can be achieved. When employees finally receive the recognition they’ve been wanting, more often than not, there’s no any other way for them to go other than up. They will be glad for the given award, motivated to maintain that kind of work attitude, and so their productivity increases. The company benefits, the employees benefit, and the process go on.
The workers’ sense of belongingness is strengthened. When given recognition, it is perhaps normal that people get more focused on their objectives as a team rather than playing individually. This is probably due to the will of performing better because the company recognized his or her efforts. Simple award pins can actually act as a solid reminder that he or she is a part of something bigger, that he or she must accord with his teammates as they are in fact, working towards one goal.
Everybody wants recognition. When a worker receives recognition in front of so many other people including his or her colleagues, that person somewhat turns into a model employee. Award pins can act as a challenge, if not a wake-up call, to all the other employees out there who seem to be performing a tad less exceptional than the receiver. Productivity will then follow as other employees might get more or less inspired with a treat waiting at the end of the stunt.
The company’s sense of identity is also improved. A lapel pin more than anything carries the name of the company. It gives credit to people who deserve it, and at the same time, gives strength to the company’s sense of self. Award pins allow organizations to play a father role, a figure of authority that steers the big wheel.
With all these effects laid down, it is mostly safe to conclude that award pins bring a lot of benefits to an organization. After all, they are not just petty little ornaments fastened against a person’s cloth, but a symbol of a characteristic that makes that person special.