Some have said to me in the past that the millennial desire to be recognized for their work amounts to their ‘trophy kid’ upbringing, where every kid got a trophy, even if they didn’t win. This couldn’t be any further from the truth.
What normal employee doesn’t want to be recognized, thanked, and praised for a job well done? This is not just a millennial desire. We all have a deep-rooted need to know our work matters, regardless of our age.