Employee recognition is a very important, yet often overlooked element in the implementation of risk management practices within the workplace. Employee recognition builds a positive culture in the workplace towards risk management and everyone playing their part.
Staff are always more productive and happier if they receive some recognition and reward for a job well done. Everyone likes to feel that their work contribution matters and that they are appreciated for their diligence and effort.
Rewards, large or small, encourage people to continue "working smart" and in many cases a simple and sincere thank-you is a sufficient reward.
However, to rely on informal gestures of appreciation is not really enough from the perspective of moving towards an improved culture in risk management.
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