Recognition Is Becoming the Key to Success for Many Companies today in the Face of an Economic Downturn “People are recognition junkies…No one can ever get too much,” according to Derek Irvine, chief marketing officer of Globoforce. Recognition is becoming the key to success for many companies today in the face of an economic downturn. The state of the economy may have sparked a new form of awareness for management teams to show appreciation for their employees. Instead of offering employees bonuses that they cannot afford, companies are beginning to realize that non-monetary forms of motivation are just as beneficial, if not better. Reinforcement and incentives are the things that mold behavior and create positive change. When employees are praised for their accomplishments and they believe their work is being recognized, good things happen. Unconventional forms of motivation are creating positive change and becoming a win-win for both the company and the employee. However, it is important for management teams to realize that all of their employees are different and they must come up with “creative ways” to motivate their diverse work force on a personal level. When people enjoy working for you, you never need to worry about underperformance. Often times, monetary incentives are overlooked and only help short term goals. Paragon Events offers full service destination support for all of your motivational needs, whether you would like to plan a day trip to the beach, an adventure to a theme park, or a night out on the town for your employees and their families, these creative incentives will provide your employees with an experience they will not forget. At Paragon Events, we understand that appreciated employees increase productivity! When employees are motivated to perform in a certain way, management will constantly see the results they expect. It is easy for an employee to do something right one time, but in order to maintain a strong and consistent workforce, recognition is the number one motivator.