Please, Not Another T-Shirt!

“Please not another t-shirt.”

This was a direct quote from an employee who was fed up with all the trinkets his employer provided. At the same time many teams love t-shirts that mark the end of a big project, and one person I worked with was even resentful of being passed over for a t-shirt. 

Clearly, people and situations vary. To make sure your awards don’t end up in the dumpster, get to know the preferences of your team. You will select appropriate rewards, helping to make them valued reminders of the recognition you offer.

Copyright 2008 Cindy Ventrice


My name is Cindy Ventrice. I am the author of the best-selling book Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works and the companion guide Recognition Strategies That Work.

My work has been quoted in The New York Times, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Workforce Magazine, and Tim Sanders' book The Likeability Factor.

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