It's their willing spirit of collaboration and cooperation that has allowed for the free sharing of a greater depth of wisdom with those in my circle of contacts. They have demonstrated as I've often said, ‘that there’s more to be gained by working together than can be achieved on our own.’
In future posts, I plan to share some of the wisdom that others have passed along on their entrepreneurial journey.
In this post, allow me to introduce my friend Lynn Fraser with Balance Your World Training & Coaching (www.lynnfraser.ca).
Thank you Lynn for sharing a few of the things you've seen and learned with respect to showing appreciation in the workplace.
“Next to physical survival, the greatest need of a human being is… to be affirmed, to be validated, to be appreciated.”
- Stephen R Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Situation: Describe the stressor or challenge the employee faced
Action: Identify what the person did to address the challenge
Results: Describe what happened as a result of the action taken and how this relates to the success of the person, others and the organization.
Taking him out for lunch or a walk.
A gift of a movie gift certificate, favourite candy, pen, candle or a selection of favourite music on a CD or USB stick.
If someone goes beyond expectations & stays overtime to get the job done, a bigger form of appreciation is warranted. That’s when spending quality time really demonstrates how much you care.
One thing you know for sure is what comes around goes around. In Alberta’s boom or bust economy, it’s tempting to pop off a brief thanks in an e-mail and get on to the next task. Instead, choose one employee this week to show your appreciation in one of the above high-value, low-cost ways. It’s never too late to begin, and you may be surprised at how your life, your bottom line and your relationships improve.
Here are valuable resources:
Book: “Thanks! Great Job! Improve Retention, Boost Morale and Increase Engagement with High-Value, Low-Cost Staff Recognition” by Nelson Scott.
Lynn Fraser with Balance Your World Training & Coaching is an enlightening speaker and a wholehearted coach. She coaches and mentors individuals who want to be better leaders as well as live balanced lives. Her consulting focuses on working with business managers and their teams to create a system for sustainable results. Visit her website at www.lynnfraser.ca.Online: Check out www.GREATstaffrecognition.com for recognition resources and forms. Read the Blog post, “Pay attention to me!”
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