Recognition of employees in an organization is the formal or informal acknowledgement of the behavior and effort of the person or team that support the values and goals of the organization. The good work of employees in the organization should be recognized in a timely manner. The people should be caught performing exemplary, and commendable work, and their efforts should be acknowledged. They should be encouraged for taking initiatives and risks. For example, the comment from senior authority or managers for employee that you are doing a great job, if you can do it in this way, it will be more fruitful then. They should be ensured of the linkage of pay and job performance in order to make them feel that the effort they are putting forth is reflected in their salary or pay (Aquinis, 2007). For example, they can be given a rise of 20% in salary if they work hard for meeting the organizational goals.
For motivating employees, opportunities should be created for accomplishment and achievement. For example, the people should be provided friendly environment with all the facilities for performing their work will help to increase the attention of employees as well as this will contribute to the profitability of the organization. People should be given freedom, autonomy and discretion for doing their job. They should be provided opportunities for learning and ultimately for making progress, and growth (Alston & Mujtaba, 2009).
When the work is off course then people lose their confidence and instead of being motivated they are de-motivated. Their focus towards work is changed, and they become least interested in doing hard work for achieving the goal of the organization.
For getting the employees back to the track, they feedback should be designed in a way that employees are encouraged. For example, they should be specifically told about the need and areas of improvement. The employees should be made to feel comfortable during the session of feedback. For evaluating the employees, they should be given specific and clear expectations with the measurable goals that are tied to the organizational goal. After this, the managers should honestly evaluate the performance of employees and give them feedback on a regular basis so that they become aware of the areas that require improvement.
For communicating properly the employees, supervisors and managers should conduct a meeting, for example one on ones as this will help to foster the communication and strengthen the relationship in an organization.
I have read about Mother Teresa, who is the highly respected lady of the 20th century. She has changed and saved many lives with the help of his sheer force of determination and faith. She has motivated people to achieve the mission and vision of the organization by helping those who need their help. She has inspired people around the globe by teaching them to help the needy irrespective of their race and status (Gonzalez-Balado, 1997). The power of empathy can be both. It can be innate characteristic i.e.; it is something one is born with. For example, a child seems to be involved with the sadness and happiness of others.
Time has called Nelson Mandela as “The world’s greatest moral leader” because of his extraordinary power of empathy. In my opinion the title i.e.; the world’s greatest moral leader, has benefited the country to a larger extent. This can be justified with an example that Mandela has established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, where the wrongdoers, executors of the racial violence and the victims can share their stories and the conflict can be resolved there. Mandela bore the world that is full of pain and sufferings on his shoulders willingly and joyfully and has provided support to millions of people residing in the country. The racial conflicts and the madness, which was prevailing in the country, come to an end all because of the efforts of Mandela.
The power of empathy can be acquired and can be innate i.e.; something one is born with. Empathy can be innate, this can be seen from the example that a child in affected and is connected to the sadness and happiness of others (Ciaramicoli & Ketcham, 2001). Moreover, it can also be acquired through the process of socialization. For example, people feel pain as well as guilt when they inflict the sufferings and pain on others. So, sometimes the power of empathy is naturally present in an individual and sometimes a person develops this power by communicating and meeting with other people in the community or society.
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Ciaramicoli, Arthur P., & Ketcham, Katherine. (2001). The Power of Empathy: A Practical Guide to Creating Intimacy, Self-Understanding and Lasting Love. Plume, United States
Gonzalez-Balado, J. L. (1997). Mother Teresa: Her love, her work, her message. Liguori Publications, Liguori, MO