Have you ever heard the old adage about catching more flies with honey than you can with vinegar? Well, not to compare employees with an insect, but you get the bigger picture. More often than not, it is so easy to tell an employee what needs to be corrected and what they are not doing properly than to commend him or her for a job well done.
There are several ways to go about offering positive praise and just as many benefits, as well.
Everyone loves a little pat on the back once in a while. Some individuals need it more than others do, but for the most part a little recognition goes a long, long way.
It is a wonderful idea to give an employee a shout out on a Facebook page the company owns. You will be surprised how employees would love being in the spotlight and receive a rave review for his or her hard work and efforts.
As an employer, you could even offer a “hero of the month” on your company page. This works wonders, especially when other employees congratulate the hard work of the chosen employee.
Even an email offering kudos to an employee for their brilliant idea or their integrity in following through on a project will boost that employee’s confidence.
Believe in Someone – Anyone that works hard deserves recognition. Sometimes an employee may feel in a rut, sales numbers are not what they were last quarter or his or her energy is low. Find a way to positively encourage that employee. Let them know you are aware of their capabilities and that you are looking forward to what they will do next.
When an individual feels that someone believes in them, this will make all the difference in the world. This is all anyone needs to catapult them toward success.
Boost Confidence – Another benefit of positive employee recognition is in the confidence boost it offers the employee. When someone is praised positively, that individual is most likely to want to gain that recognition over and over again. Confidence will breed more success.
As an employer, you will be amazed and surprised by the impact a few words of recognition and kindness offers an employee. By offering encouragement when things go well and even when they do not, you are showing true leadership.
You motivate your employee to think grander thoughts and come up with creative solutions. Rather than waiting for the other shoe to drop, you take initiative and offer positive reinforcement during the project, before, and after. This will increase productivity and your bottom line, as well.
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