What's the best gift or reward you have ever received from your employer? What made it special?
Or what rewards have you given to your own reports, which were appreciated and made the biggest difference?
Personally I think recognition should be personal to the individual, to be most effective and show them that someone really made an effort and showed them they cared enough to find something specific for them. And it doesn't even have to cost much.
What do you think? If anyone has some nice examples of small things that made a big difference, I'm interested in hearing about them!