- Recognition (sociology)
sociologyis public acknowledgement of person's statusor merits ( achievements, virtues, service, etc).
When some person is "recognized", he or she is accorded some special status, such as a name, title, or classification. Recognition can take many forms, such as mention in the
Qianlong Emperorof Chinaused large circular logos the size of a dinner plate to distinguish members of his family from his Han subjects. Their symbol of privilege was a Mandarin squareon their clothing.
It becomes easier for people to be accepted into some social process if they allow themselves to fit into a
social identity, as a signal that they implicity accept some social norm. Thus the use of uniformdress is a signal for both group inclusion and acceptance. Gangs use signals and dress for this purpose.
Dress codes and norms also occur for religious groups.
As a means to increase
productivity, communication, and satisfactionin the workplace, recognition is a tool used by many successful organizations to address these challenges. Recognition can be used in multiple models, including manager-to-employee, employee-to-manager, and peer-to-peer. In terms of employment, individuals within an organization can acknowledge each other for great attitudes, individual efforts and team contributions that help build a great culture and positive work environment.
Recognition in the workplace can be a
monetisingactivity, a complementary activity, or both. In terms of monetised activities, organizationswill recognize employeeswith additional compensation (bonuses) or items that have a monetary value (tickets, trips, etc.). In terms of complementary activity, organizations will recognize employees through avenues such as broadcasting (notice to fellow employees) or public recognition with a “thank you”, “kudos”, or “congratulations”.
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