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Incentive

By on November 13, 2013

What makes one company a success while another struggles to survive? It’s the people who come to work every day with their positive energy, initiative and commitment.

As a planner, you will often be called upon to handle seminars and conferences in which employees can further their knowledge. You will also be asked to organize celebratory events where employees can be thanked. The ultimate will be incentive trips where employees and management come together to connect while spending quality time together celebrating their successes.

Showing appreciation is a necessity for good leaders. As a planner, your job is to keep current with the tools and suppliers that can help you make these events possible. The different age groups that now comprise the work force and to which you have to deal with, require that you also continue to grow. If you are a more senior planner, you have to learn what makes your younger participants tick, whereas if you are a young planner, you have to know how to keep your older participants engaged. Your incentive is to make their incentives a success; to do that you have to continue growing and
learning.

So make a point of reading industry magazines and attending events. Visit Chapters or your local book store and pick up a business book;there are so many good ones which will not only help you grow but also give you new ideas and keep you current. And remember: “If you treat a person as he is, he will stay as he is, but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” ~Johann Goethe

 

Michel Geoffroy, CMM

Editor of The Planner

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