MIT's Recognition program serves to highlight the excellence that exists in all areas and job functions across the Institute.
Employee recognition can be given in many ways — through saying thank you, giving praise, providing opportunity, or showing respect. Many studies on the work place have shown that being recognized for achievements, knowing that one's contributions matter to the organization, and the opportunity for growth and professional development have a considerable impact on employee satisfaction and commitment. MIT supports growing a culture of development for MIT employees.
Recognition is most effective when it takes place on a regular basis and in a variety of different ways. It is also important that recognition activities be aligned with the culture of the workplace. To this end, MIT provides three different opportunities for acknowledging co-workers and peers and has given each area considerable freedom to customize their own activities.
Appreciation awards/Spot appreciation awards
Infinite Mile awards
The MIT Excellence Awards
The MIT Excellence Awards are formal, Institute-wide awards presented at an annual ceremony and administered by central HR. Learn more.
Collier Medal Award
See How it Works
Watch this short video to learn more about MIT's award-winning Recognition Program.