Praise. These days, people want praise and recognition for doing what’s required of them that everybody else does.
What is it that makes it difficult for most of the superiors or even us for that matter to praise others for their job well done. For the effort to make things happen.
Is a simple ‘Thank You’ or ‘Good Job Done’, or ‘I Appreciate That’, is so difficult to come out form the mouth?
Well, maybe it is. Why?
1. The Darth Vader Syndrome.
Everyone is bad. Everyone is the enemy. And I don’t trust them. I have seen many superiors, MD’s like this. I simply don’t trust them. And yet they are the ones that makes your business running, churning that ‘karching’ profit to your belly.
2. Police In The Premise
When you are the policeman at the work place. Then summonses is the calling of the day. Stop being a fault finder in your business. No one will be good then. People gets demoralise and tend to look for other places to work. No wonder there is the truth about people leave because of their managers.
3. They are Incompetent.
Oh Yes, your staff maybe incompetent. Can’t do the job properly. Can’t make the required decisions. The reason is simple. You never let them be trained. The skills and knowledge required for them to perform their task. Worst still YOU, yourself doesn’t believe in training. Hence you company has under performing staff. And there you goes…yelling on the floor.
Eventually this become a sickening work culture.
4. Trust, Delegate and Empower.
And because you do not trust your people, you do not delegate. You do not empower. They end up never learn to do the job. You end up over worked carrying the mountain on your shoulder. And you say, your people doesn’t understand you.
These are the simple reasons as to why we cannot open our mouth to appreciate our people. Try to be a GOOD-FINDER for once and see what happens next !
REMEMBER: Everybody wakes up early, everybody works extra hours and everybody has passion.
If something is wrong, then stand in front of the mirror first, before looking unto others.