An award should be clearly defined and appropriate. It should be well publicized so that there is an air of expectation. Awards are to be springboards and motivators. Awards should become part of a learning process in ethics and appreciation, so that, over time, models of excellence are developed and emulated.
The essence of recognition motivates efficiency while creating and bolstering an atmosphere of compassion for others, beauty and pride in all work ventures while reinforcing respect in all endeavors!