Get the Recognition You Deserve

Want to get the recognition you deserve at work without seeming like you’re fishing for compliments?

Oftentimes, recognition begets recognition — so take the time to sincerely recognize the efforts of colleagues — and share information about your accomplishments almost as regularly.

Even if you’re the one who deserves all the recognition for a group project, make a point to praise others. They may follow suit!

When you are recognized, accept the compliment gracefully and say thank you. Don't try to downplay your contributions. It’s a little known fact that one of the hardest things to learn is how to take a compliment gracefully, so you may need to practice this one!

Both employees and the organization must be on the same page about the value of recognition in the workplace before anything positive can occur. Take the lead and start appreciating your colleagues work, and see how fast the recognition spreads!