MIT's Rewards and Recognition program serves to highlight the excellence that exists in all areas and job functions across the Institute. Employee recognition can be given in many ways—through saying thank you, giving praise, providing opportunity, or showing respect. Many studies on the work place have shown that being recognized for achievements, knowing that one's contributions matter to the organization, and the opportunity for growth and professional development have a considerable impact on employee satisfaction and commitment. MIT supports growing a culture of development for MIT employees.
The MIT Excellence Awards took place on Wednesday, March 6 at 3pm in the Kresge Auditorium. A complete listing of the 2013 recipients is now available.
Recognition is most effective when it takes place on a regular basis and in a variety of different ways. It is also important that recognition activities be aligned with the culture of the workplace. To this end, MIT provides three different opportunities for acknowledging co-workers and peers and has given each area considerable freedom to customize their own activities.
The Appreciation Awards - Informal, on-the-spot, day-to-day recognition, administered and delivered in local areas.
The Infinite Mile Awards - Typically more formal, semi-annual or annual awards administered and presented in local areas.
The MIT Excellence Awards - Formal, Institute-wide awards presented at an annual ceremony, administered by central HR.