- Recently, a highly talented professional commented to a human resources professional, "I find little motivation to do my best in this organization." Per the Human Resources Professional, who wrote: "Working in the Human Resources Department, I knew what compensation level he was in (much higher than me) and we were sitting in his office (twice the size of mine), so I discounted the money and ego satisfaction factors that our corporation depended upon to attract and hold onto key staff members. I told him so and then asked what was missing for him. He replied, 'you know, we may grow up and achieve what society calls success, but just like when we were little kids, we still need to hear, nice job. It's as simple as that...senior management expects excellent work from me and they get it...they take it for granted and I feel that I'm being taken for granted.
What do you say to someone when the organization doesn't acknowledge the work that the employee does?Bill G. - Human Resources