Recognition, an Ally to Women’s AmbitionMarch 17, 2019
In Management & Organizational Performance
It is no longer a secret: recognition increases happiness at work. Practicing recognition every day in your company will undoubtedly have significant positive effects on the commitment and motivation of your colleagues and employees, hence the concept of return on recognition (ROR). Moreover, in a time when we want to see more women in leadership positions, recognition plays a major role in the development of self-confidence, the desire to contribute, and ambition.
Caring gratitude starts with yourself
To build a culture of recognition that is authentic, you must first practice self-caring recognition. Appreciating your own skills and abilities as a professional and manager is essential. Cultivating self-confidence and leadership is the source that will nurture recognition you can then share with others.
The power to give wings
We all know that leadership is not reserved to men, but why do they still have more than half the available positions in management? Do they tolerate risk better? Are they more confident? As a manager, you have the power to increase the level of ambition of the women on your team and to help create the female leaders of tomorrow.
Here are some simple ways to build leadership in your employees:
- Request their opinion
Seeking your employee’s opinion on a task you have accomplished or a decision you need to make will show them that they matter to you.
- Highlight a job well done
Highlighting an employee’s contribution to the success of the organization will fuel their self-esteem.
An employee you trust in carrying out a project will feel valued.
- Give a “pat on the back”
Encouraging an employee is the best way to show that you believe in their skills.
Ah! that feeling of being inadequate that watches over us all.
Women are generally more inclined to feel inadequate and this is often what impedes their momentum. By practicing recognition with women in your organization, you will make a real difference in their career path and in the development of their ambition.