Team recognition

Shooting for the stars (and for everyone else, too).
By Adrian Gostick
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/14/2001

We all get a little obsessed with the best and brightest. Superstars athletes like Wayne Gretzky and business leaders such as Bill Gates get more than their share of attention and adoration. And in the excitement, we often tend to forget the teams that help them achieve their success.

But business is becoming more of a team game, and some of the best companies in Canada are rethinking recognition policies that hand out rewards to just the superstars.

It makes sound business sense. Almost every study conducted on workplace effectiveness shows that the more committed people a firm has, the better chance the organization has of breaking out of the pack.