One of the best ways to motive your employees is to make them feel good about the jobs they’ve completed. This means offering thoughtful and genuine praise on a regular basis. The trick to extending praise, however, is to make sure your employees or team members recognize it as authentic as opposed to something you’re offering simply to make them feel better.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
It’s important to make sure you are offering genuine praise as opposed to simply patronising your employees to make them feel better about their jobs. Don’t offer praise where it isn’t warranted – but offer it often when it is!
Mark Williams is a learning and development professional, using business psychology and multiple intelligences to create fascinating and quickly-identifiable learning initiatives in the real-world business setting. Mark’s role at MTD is to ensure that our training is leading edge, and works closely with our trainers to develop the best learning experiences for all people on learning programmes. Mark designs and delivers training programmes for businesses both small and large and strives to ensure that MTD’s clients are receiving the very best training, support and services that will really make a difference to their business.