Have you said "thank you" or taken time to tell your employees or coworkers today that they are doing a good job? Positive reinforcement or recognition can go a long ways in the workplace.
At Admiral Security Service's we take the time to give positive feedback in the field to our employees. We want to ensure all of our employees know and understand that they are part of a larger team and all of their hard work has impacts that they may not see.
So what is positive recognition?
In the workplace when a Security Officer goes above and beyond, it means noticing and commenting on the difference he or she's made. This can make your employee or coworker feel valued and seen. They are more likely to feel happy with their job and much more likely to stay and be a stand out employee.
Even more, nourishing this sense of recognition in employees can boost business astronomically. Why? Because positive reinforcement, as discovered by its founding theorist B.F. Skinner, applies the Law of Effect. "Behavior which is reinforced tends to be repeated (i.e. strengthened); behavior which is not reinforced tends to die out-or be extinguished (i.e. weakened)." (Simple Psychology).
Try it out for yourself. This week, make it a goal to point out to employees 10 things they're doing that is awesome. See how it shapes production and morale in the following week, and the next. If you're really feeling experimental, tell yourself 10 things you're doing that is off-the-charts awesome!