2015 Awards

As an institution, Georgia Tech seeks to cultivate the behaviors that are the foundation of the Strategic Business Operations Framework and inspire the core values that allow us to realize our strategic plan. The following awards are intended to recognize these core values and critical behaviors, as much as they celebrate specific outcomes and accomplishments.

The Administrative Excellence Award

A single individual or a group of individuals working together can significantly shape the future.  This award recognizes an individual or a team who — consistent with the Institute’s mission, vision, and goals — has been a game changer for Georgia Tech.  This award is given in recognition of larger-scale efforts.  What was achieved is important, but how it was achieved is equally, if not more, important.

Qualification

This award will be presented to a team, staff member, or an academic professional (acting in an academic support role) who has:

  • Exhibited multiple behaviors listed below that are believed to be critical to achieving the GT Strategic Plan (these behaviors are further defined at http://www.ohr.gatech.edu/staffawards/behaviors)
    • Leadership
    • Innovation
    • Excellence in continuous improvement of processes & systems
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Service to the community
  • Extended their efforts across multiple GT departments, units, or entities
  • Achieved results which impact a large constituency of Georgia Tech employees

The Ideal Nomination

In addition to the above, the ideal nomination will also describe how the individual’s efforts and approaches impacted other and brought the eyes of the world to Georgia Tech (including but not limited to external benchmarking, publication, inclusion in a survey of best practices, etc.).

Letters of Support (Max: 6)

It is expected that you will include a minimum of three letters of support, but not more than six.  The most compelling nominations will be those that bring to light the employee’s behaviors, not only the details of the projects in which they were engaged.  As a nominator, you will be responsible for formulating the most complete narrative about the nominee’s merit.  You will likely want to do that from multiple perspectives (e.g. – peer, supervisor, customer, executive, other unit supervisor or staff, etc.).

Nomination Deadline  Monetary Award
January 28, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m. $2,500

Team Nomination

A work team or department may be nominated for this award.

The Outstanding Staff Performance Awards

Awards

An individual or team can be nominated for the following Outstanding Staff Performance Awards:

  • The Staff Leadership Award
  • The Innovation Award
  • The Process Improvement Excellence Award
  • The Entrepreneurship Award
  • The Service to the Community Award

This group of awards celebrate staff who best exemplify the values and approach of the strategic business operations framework, and are given in recognition of efforts that impact a department or unit. What was achieved is important, but how it was achieved is equally, if not more, important. Nominate an individual or a team for any of the awards in the group.

Qualification

These awards will be presented to a team, staff member, or an academic professional (acting in an academic support role) who:

  • Regularly shows a high level of any of the behaviors listed below that are believed to be critical to achieving the GT Strategic Plan. These behaviors are further defined at http://www.ohr.gatech.edu/staffawards/behaviors.
    • Leadership
    • Innovation
    • Excellence in continuous improvement of processes & systems
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Service to the community

The Ideal Nomination

In addition to the above, the ideal nomination will also describe how the individual’s efforts and approaches impacted others and brought the eyes of the world to Georgia Tech (including but not limited to external benchmarking, publication, inclusion in a survey of best practices, etc.).

Letters of Support (Max: 6)

It is expected that you will include a minimum of three letters of support, but not more than six.  The most compelling nominations will be those that bring to light the employee’s behaviors, not only the details of the projects in which they were engaged.  As a nominator, you will be responsible for formulating the most complete narrative about the nominee’s merit.  You will likely want to do that from multiple perspectives (e.g. – peer, supervisor, customer, executive, other unit supervisor or staff, etc.).

Nomination Deadline  Monetary Award
January 28, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m. $1,000

Team Nomination

A work team or department may be nominated for this award.

The Outstanding Management in Action Award

In addition to solid business management, a great manager brings out the best in every employee.  This award is given to recognize those who excel in achieving significant results through their teams.

Qualification

This award will be presented to a staff member or an academic professional (acting in an academic support role) who is responsible for supervising at least one other person’s work (non-student).

Dimensions

Communicates completely
Goes far beyond simply passing along information, email, and details.  Communications help connect employees to the bigger picture, and help each to understand how his or her activities contribute to our institutional mission.
Creates a sense of purposeDevelops a vision – for ad hoc projects as well as for the organization he or she manages – and inspires employees to achieve it.
Cares about the whole person
  • Cares about performance
    Conduct difficult conversations and offers candid assessments of performance without sacrificing the working relationships or damaging morale.
  • Cares about professional growth & development
    Incrementally and constantly develops employees.
  • Cares about the employee’s sense of pride and accomplishment
    Regularly coaches employees in order to expand what each is capable of producing.  Sponsors and promotes employees’ accomplishments to others.
Recognizes and appreciates good workFinds public and private venues to praise and reinforce good work and desired behaviors demonstrated by employees.

The Ideal Nomination

In addition to the above, the ideal nomination will also describe how the individual’s efforts and approaches impacted others and brought the eyes of the world to Georgia Tech (including but not limited to external benchmarking, publication, inclusion in a survey of best practices, etc.).

Letters of Support (Max: 6)

It is expected that you will include a minimum of three letters of support, but not more than six.  The most compelling nominations will be those that bring to light the employee’s behaviors, not only the details of the projects in which they were engaged.  As a nominator, you will be responsible for formulating the most complete narrative about the nominee’s merit.  You will likely want to do that from multiple perspectives (e.g. – peer, supervisor, customer, executive, other unit supervisor or staff, etc.).

Nomination Deadline  Monetary Award
January 28, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m. $1,000