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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Praise Increases Team Work and Productivity
Found this great post with an easy to do and great way to develop measurable goals for your leadership practice. One area that leaders say is, "Just tell me how to start". This is it! Just start - I am a supporter of immediately measureable goals -
5 cents can be the best investment you’ll ever make in your team.
Every day this week, put 5 cents in one pocket, in the form of 5 pennies. Each time you give someone specific positive feedback, move a penny to the other pocket. Each time you use all 5 of your pennies, start over and move them to the other pocket.
Try to give at least 5 cents worth of specific positive feedback to your team each day.
Repeat this exercise for the next 30 days. If you like to keep score, add up how many cents you’ve shared with your team, and donate the change you’ve made to a worthy cause, or to an office fund that your employees can benefit from. I give my pennies to our IT FISH fund.
How else can 5 cents make such a meaningful difference?