The Lillie Leapit Award
Using Organizational Symbols to Facilitate Employee Recognition
"Committee members keep the date a secret so that all the employees are surprised. The surprise factor of a celebration adds fun to the occasion and, once again, anchors the memory." – Deborah Gustafson
Mascots can grin, dance, flip-flop and giggle their way into the hearts of sports fans, consumers and yes, even employees. The Lillie Leapit Award uses a frog mascot to recognize hard-working employees at Trinity Services, Inc. Any organization that wants to boost morale and show appreciation for its employees can create a fun, effective progam just like it.
Learn how to go beyond the essential pay and bonus system and reach employees' need for fun, pride and belonging. Discover the reasons for a comprehensive recognition strategy, and how to develop, evaluate and maintain a lively program. Sample documents and illustrations are included.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Leaping to Recognize
The Importance of Recognition
The Comprehensive Recognition Strategy
The Culture of the Organization
The Use of Rituals, Symbols, Mascots, Stories, and Metaphors
Developing a Recognition Program
The Development of the Lillie Leapit Award
The Lillie Leapit Award Package
Barriers and Hurdles to Success
Are You Ready to Enhance Your Organizational Culture?
A. Example of a Frog Gram
B. Frog Note to Recipient
C. Letter of Congratulations
D. Frog Certificate of Appreciation
E. Photos of Nominations, Visits, etc.