Recognition from your Peers: What Motivates YOU?

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Recognition From Your Peers: What Motivates YOU?

It is that time of year once again when we hear about ways to recognize our fellow co-workers. Whether a staff member, faculty member, student or alum, opportunities are abundant to show that you acknowledge how hard someone is working and that you appreciate that person’s efforts.  But how often do we actually submit something on someone else’s behalf?

When the lottery was in the millions, everyone went out and bought tickets. Groups went together to purchase a chance to change their life forever with a windfall of large amounts of cash.  When you look at the statistics, it is actually more likely that you will get struck by lightning or hit by a bus before receiving millions of dollars through a lottery distribution.

Why do we do this? What motivates us to spend our hard earned cash in large amounts for a…

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