Have you ever worked for someone who never appreciated your hard work or good ideas? It’s a horrible and demotivating experience to know that now matter what you do you will never be recognized for your work.
A psychologist by the name of William James said, “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”
It makes sense right? I mean who doesn’t like to be told they are awesome? Has there been a time in your own life where you have desired appreciation and never received it?
I remember growing up in a family construction business where my father did a great job at giving recognition. I thrived off it because when he did recognize your hard work, you felt like a million bucks!
Many of us can relate to that same feeling. When we are recognized for anything it builds us up, it creates an eager want in us to continue doing that thing. Therefore, by showing recognition in your own organization, you foster a great atmosphere where employees thrive to do great work because they know they can be appreciated.
Hmm. A more efficient work force that is eager to continuously perform great work? Ugh, yes please!
Here is the most important part!
At Buildaga, we don’t just believe in talking the talk. We also need to walk the walk!
As we move into 2016 let’s do an experiment. I want you to focus for one week on strengthening others, giving positive feedback, and showing appreciation to your customers and your employees.
Then, I want you to go to the Buildaga Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/Buildaga) and tell me what type of impact it had to your company.
Did you see a shift in employee satisfaction? Were you able to build better relationships with your customers?
Now you may be thinking, “I’m horrible at thinking of stuff like that.” or “That’s just not my style.” .
If so, check out these 4 areas on how to show recognition.
Things – Whether it’s a new phone, truck, hat, drill, table saw, you name it, people enjoy being complimented on their things.
Personal Traits – It could be their work ethic, communication style, or someone’s contagious laughter, people really love recognition for who they are.
Achievements – Successfully completing a project or winning a skeet shooting tournament outside of work are huge achievement and employees and peers should be recognized for it.
Evidence – When giving appreciation, always back it up with evidence. This helps the person excepting the recognition know that you aren’t just casually saying and that it comes from a place of sincerity and fact.
Now remember, building others through recognition is a skill and all skills take time and practice to perfect them.
So get to work and start recognizing people!
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- Posted by Buildaga
- On February 15, 2016
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