Running out of Descriptive Words?!?
Sometimes the perfect word is on the “tip of your tongue”, here is a helpful list from four basic categories and some questions the answer when working on recognition:
- What is the task that was completed or what problem was solved?
- What kind of customer service was part of the activity?
- Is this team member showing leadership or innovation skills to solve the issues they face?
|Describe the Task||Service-Oriented||Describe Leadership||Include Innovation|
|Careful||Exemplary||Role model||New path|
|Delivers on time||Knowledgeable||Communicative||Revolutionize|
|Reduce time needed||One-stop||Acknowledged||Update|
|Streamline||In the loop||Concise||Lead the way|
|Consolidate||Focused||Supportive||Develop new method|
|Ask questions||Pleasant||Team focus||Extra mile|
|Above standards||Exceed expectations||Responsive||Raise the bar|
|Review||Well informed||Accommodating||Not typical|
|Develop process||Conversant||Encouraging||Receptive to new ways|
|Scrutiny||Pursue||Advocate||Over the top|
|Faster than expected||Resolution||Carefully listened||Improved|
|Looked at all issues||Discuss alternatives||Collaborate||Updated|
Describing a co-worker’s excellent efforts can be difficult, but here are some more words that might help start sentences or begin additional descriptions.
It takes time to add descriptions and details, it makes Recognition so much more meaningful.