Positive Words as Employee Reward
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Positive Words: An Effective Employee Reward

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When someone tells you that you have done a job well, how does it make you feel? Most people will say that it makes them feel valued, motivated, appreciated and very, very good. The power of positive words should never be ignored as a very effective employee reward and motivation system.

It is very easy in the busy world to draw attention to what is wrong with a person's work and fail to let them know what is good about their work. This leads to low morale, lack of motivation and employees who feel as if they shouldn't try to work smarter because no one really cares.

Simple words such as "I trust you with this project" or "I assigned you this difficult task because I know you can bring all the data together" can result in an employee that simply will not let you down because you have entrusted them and motivated them by the motivational use of positive words.

Low achievers can become high achievers through the use of positive words as a reward. When a low achiever produces something of value, let them know that their work is good and that you know they can produce other products of similar value on time and within budget. If a project is only partially good, point out the good points and ask them to revise the project to better show the talents you know they have and can use.

Positive words empower employees in a way that nothing else can. The promise of a possible bonus doesn't have the same power. A verbal "pat on the back" not only costs the company nothing but it provides the employee with the much needed motivation to attack a task and refuse to fail.

A negative word to an employee can reduce their productivity and creativity for days. A positive word can increase productivity and creativity for weeks. Let your employees know they are valued and they will value their positions in your organization much, much more.

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