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Building a Culture of Recognition Within Your Manufacturing Workforce: 3 Strategies for Effectively Recognizing and Rewarding Your Humans

Remote work isn't possible in the manufacturing and consumer goods industries, which makes it even more important to say “thank you.” Here are three strategies to create a culture of recognition.

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Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging, but the lessons learned are invaluable in creating a more human workplace. One thing is for certain: Human connection is more important than ever, and employees want to be seen, appreciated, and valued. 

This makes the newest Workhuman® survey results even more surprising. Out of more than 1,000 responses from U.S. workers, we found that nearly half (48%) had only sometimes, rarely, or never received a “thank you” from their employer and/or colleagues. 

While most of the workforce have shifted to a remote work environment, this wasn’t a possibility for employees in the manufacturing and consumer goods industries. In fact, their roles have been vital in keeping people safe during the pandemic. 

That makes it even more important to take a step back and remember to say “thank you” for a job well done. It’s about creating a culture of appreciation and recognition. To help kick-start the journey to a more human workplace, here are three strategies to help you create a culture of recognition at your organization.