Yesterday’s topic is one of those terrible necessities of business. Today we move on to a much more positive subject. It is so easy to catch people doing something right and the rewards of recognizing them pay incredible dividends.
When was the last time you took a moment just to thank one of your team members for the job they do or even simply for being at work? When you take a few moments to stop and actually talk to someone it means a great deal to them. When you take the time to do more than just saying “hi”, you are showing them that they matter. Stop by someone’s work station and talk to them about what they are doing, recognize their effort and achievements. Then occasionally do something just a little extra. When someone has put in an unusual amount of extra time perhaps you could give them a gift certificate to a restaurant and suggest they take their spouse out to dinner in appreciation of sacrificing their family time for the benefit of the company. Or give a set of those sporting event tickets that are usually reserved for customers to an employee.
There are hundreds of little things you can do to show people that you care and aside from the commitment it builds in them, you will just feel great!