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Humanize? What does that mean?


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Here at Symbolist one of our major goals is to find a way to “humanize” your reward programs.  What we mean by that is we work to first find the essence of your company, its goals, and values and then put them in a context that is more than just another “program du jour.”

It has become too easy today to go on line, upload a data file of employees and have a reward program running in minutes.  Some call it progress.

We call it a cop out.

Your program needs to be about you and your company – not about the software.

Not about the facts but about the emotion attached to what you do and why you do it.

But it can be hard to imagine what a humanized program looks like.

To help I thought I’d share the video below (hat tip to Frank Roche, his company iFractal and his blog KnowHR.)  This video does a great job of “humanizing” the issue of wellness.  Having recently gone through my own health scare this hits home.

But I’m betting it hits home for most you reading this post.  It is a great example of how a company “humanized” their point of view.  They could have simply highlighted the statistics associated with the last 10 years of someone’s life.

But that isn’t human.  This is.  (Subscribers may need to click through to the post to see the video below.)

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