Sometimes recognition matters much more than money.
How often have you wished that your manager, or team leader would praise you for a job well done, a task well executed, or a project saved due to your quick thinking actions? it doesn’t have to be a cheque, or a pay rise either. Sometimes, an email to the team – or a poster on the wall would be all you need to make you feel that you’ve done a great job.
I’m no exception of course – only running my own business means that I have to get praise and rewarded from the clients I work with and the associations I’m in.
One of these is WEConnect. WEConnect connects women owned businesses to corporates. WEConnect is part of an international organisation promoting supplier diversity. I attended the WBENC Women in business conference in Las Vegas this year and was wowed by the WBENC event itself. I’m always promoting the advantages of the strong network in the corporate world where finding the correct person to do business with is often a nightmare.
So I’m utterly delighted to win the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Advocacy award for 2011. Its great to be recognised for the work I’ve done so far to get more members to sign up to become WBE’s
And yes – this does mean more than a financial incentive would from WEConnect. I already benefit from the connection and the extra business connections I’ve made. So all I need to do is to turn these valuable connections into purchase orders and invoices and complete the connection..
Eileen is a social business strategist and author of Working The Crowd: Social Media Marketing for Business. Contact her to find out how she can help your business extend its reach.