Company-wide Teamwork Recognized

June 23, 2008

Recognizing and rewarding teamwork in an organization can be a powerful motivator and have great results across the organization. Sony Electronics, Inc. recognizes the importance of teamwork and went beyond employees’ expectations to reward their cooperative efforts.  

Sony each year rolls out corporate goals to its employees. Employees are motivated to achieve the goals as performance is reflected in their annual review and bonus potential. When Sony asked its Kansas City, Missouri, team to drastically reduce backorders in a short period of time, they were astounded at the teamwork that was display to achieve the goal in record time.  

“It was a big team effort,” explained Deanna, Senior Administrator at the Sony offices. “It took teamwork from people in all different areas to make this happen.” As Senior Administrator, Deanna does a little bit of everything at Sony. A fun part of her job is assisting with all of the recognition and team building events the company puts on to recognize and motivate employees. She not only observed the team achieve the goal set before them, but was able to help plan the celebration of the milestone, too.  

“It took teamwork from people in all different areas to make this happen,” she explains. Achieving the goal involved 30 employees in purchasing, customer service, the distribution and even vendors. Together, these employees applied teamwork to meet their goal in record time and keep their customers satisfied.  

To celebrate the great accomplishment by teamwork, all thirty employees were taken out to lunch. The Vice President will also attend and present to all the team members TEAM themed Crystal Award Clocks. The clocks are customized with their name and the project name to reflect the company’s sincere appreciation for their extraordinary model of teamwork.  

“The employees don’t know the Vice President is going to recognize them individually,” said Deanna. The luncheon was a surprise celebration to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of teamwork. Just as the Sony employees went above and beyond their goal, so too does Sony go beyond their expectations to recognize and reward them for their efforts.

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