On the Spot Awards

Appreciation or On-the-Spot Awards

Administered locally, the Appreciation or On-the-Spot Awards are intended to acknowledge and demonstrate immediate and spontaneous appreciation and recognition for the exceptional contributions of individuals and teams. The monetary value of these awards is relatively small, but their value is immeasurable. Each member of our group is eligible to request an On-the-Spot Award for another member or members. Awards may also be requested for individuals outside of our organization who deserve to be recognized for making the work of our area easier, more efficient, etc., by their special contributions. The awards are given throughout the year at the time of an achievement, and they can take many forms. Gift certificates are the most popular, but other suggestions will be considered, including a special luncheon or dinner for individuals or a group or other creative ideas.

Request an Award for a Colleague

To request a reward for a person or group, contact Ann McNamara (annm@mit.edu, or ext. 3-5913), giving the name of the recipient(s) and a brief explanation why you are requesting an award.