Employee recognition is no mystery, but to get it right, you’d best be SAPI. Specific. Authentic. Personal. Immediate. That’s what makes it work best.
Individual happiness is informed by how we perceive ourselves in comparison to others. However, that information is asymmetrical. In other words, I have very detailed information on my own life but only vague impressions of your life. But that doesn't stop us from comparing. See how we can address asymmetrical perceptions in the workplace.