S:0343 Principle: Assisting Employees to Grow

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)

 

We are an under-acknowledged society.

If you manage or lead others you may want to become (if you are not already) a frequent and thoughtful acknowledger. Surveys have frequently shown that employees and employers value acknowledgment differently, employees ranking it to be much more important than do the managers.

What does it cost you to deliver a simple verbal, “thank you for a job well done”?

Or, if you feel like it, a written “thank you”?

Or, if you really want to ring the bell, how about public praise?

An acknowledged person grows. Period.

And who acknowledges you? If you don’t receive it as often as you need, that may explain why you have not been a frequent acknowledger of others. It’s hard to give that which you don’t have.

 

Copyright 2002 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.