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When Giving Recognition, Authenticity Is Everything

Published Mon Jul 31 2023

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When giving feedback—particularly when it comes to recognition—authenticity is paramount. Authentic recognition is perceived as meaningful, heartfelt, honest, tied to rewards or opportunities, and earned or selective. Inauthentic recognition, like self-serving praise or empty flattery, is seen as insincere and can lead to a lack of trust and respect in the workplace. There are five key reasons why organizations should take authenticity seriously when recognizing employees:

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