AS READERS OF THIS COLUMN will know, some of the most effective forms of recognition cost little or nothing at all. So it should come as no surprise that the most popular award at Total System Services, a subsidiary of financial services holding company Synovus, Columbus, Ga., is a pink flamingo with a bow tie.
The award is called the Standing Tall Award. It is given out quarterly at TSYS, with no limit on the number of people who can receive it. (In a recent quarter, 39 people