The Impact of Giving Recognition

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST / 7:00 PM GMT

Despite the old adage, “it’s better to give than to receive,” most studies on employee recognition have focused solely on how recognition experiences affect those who receive the accolades. In a landmark new study, the O.C. Tanner Institute has done a deep dive into how giving employee recognition, praise, or a simple thank you contributes to a high-performing culture.

In study after study, we’ve learned that receiving recognition causes an increase in tenure, work output, engagement, and innovation. However, this study reveals what happens on the giving end of that equation. And it’s very enlightening.

Join us for a unique perspective on employee recognition and learn why your organization should focus on creating social recognition opportunities (online and offline) that allow every employee to influence greatness by noticing and celebrating those around them.

Gary Beckstrand, Vice President of the O.C. Tanner Institute and Jordan Rogers, Senior Analyst of the O.C. Tanner Institute will talk about what stops your employees from giving thanks, how you can change team members’ focus from receiving to giving recognition, and how doing so will revitalize your company’s culture and increase engagement.

What you’ll learn:
• Who is responsible for giving recognition in an organization?
• Why you should focus on the giving side of employee recognition
• How the act of giving amplifies the impact of recognition overall
• Why your employees aren’t giving more recognition 


Gary Beckstrand
Vice President, O.C. Tanner Institute

Gary brings 27 years of research, marketing, and business development experience to O.C. Tanner. He has consulted with numerous Fortune 100 companies to assess recognition cultures, develop strategic solutions, and measure results. Prior to joining O.C. Tanner, Gary managed many well-known brands for global organizations, including Frito-Lay, Kellogg’s and Franklin Covey. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and a Master’s Degree in business from Northwestern University.

Jordan Rogers

As a Senior Analyst inside the O.C. Tanner Institute, Jordan Rogers helps research how appreciation impacts employees across the globe, and what companies can do to ensure their employees are producers of great work. Jordan has extensive experience in data analysis and survey research from his previous job where he consulted for major political campaigns across the United States. Jordan is a graduate of Brigham Young University with degrees in both Economics and Political Science and is currently seeking his Masters of Science in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University.


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