In our experience in the world of HR in organizations, the demand for professionals, I remarque, for good professionals, in search of professional recognition, usually responds to one of these situations:
The professional brings an experience of a need for recognition, a need for professional affection, to show that we look at him, what he does, how he does it, and that we appreciate his dedication and results. This “need” is usually associated with his entry into the company or his cultural background.
Similarly, cultural baggage has enormous influence. In fact, when we work in the Ibero-American continent, the culture of the countries itself is very demanding of explicit kindness, which even makes us Europeans be seen as dry and unkind people, that is, there is or could be an explanation for that demand for culture shock.
Finally, non-recognition, may be in the direct boss. And here we have two possible explanations that we have seen frequently:
The boss has no task references
The boss is afraid of his lack of ability or competence, and interprets that congratulating can bring out his managerial deficiencies more quickly, and therefore prefers “the stick to the carrot”.
All of this is important to the professional in search of professional recognition.