Thursday, August 24, 2006

Initiate acts of encouragement

"A faithful employee is as refreshing as a cool day in the hot summertime." Proverbs 25:13 (TLB)

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. ~ Aristotle

Yes, the workplace is an arena full of competitors. Plenty of movies and TV shows have been made to show it in the extreme but what if it became a place where encouragement thrived--where a good job was appreciated by all and praised by co-workers? That is when a company becomes a team and strengthens its impact on its consumers.

Try initiating some acts of encouragement in your work environment. You don't have to praise the job another does directly (that could be construed as suspicious) but you could begin by saying things like, "I appreciate how you come into work with a smile," or "I like the way you organize your work area. It seems so efficient."

Do it often enough and it just might become contagious.

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