Missing the obvious in employee recognition | Claire McCarty | TEDxUWRiverFalls

Sure pizza and doughnuts at work are a nice treat, and employees won’t turn down a free holiday turkey, but is this actually helping employees feel recognized and engaged at work?

Claire McCarty, a professor in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has spent over 25 years bridging the gap between management theory and practice. It’s been estimated that up to 70% of U.S. workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces. The lack of recognition is certainly one reason. In an era of limited time, money, and energy, we need to focus on what actually works.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx