If there is one thing I would never get tired of, is complimenting people. This is often overlooked at work and people do not realize how important it can be for someone. I wouldn’t mind skipping lunch if someone gave me a compliment at work.
I worked for an organization which was toxic – too much blame game, put downs, belittling staff. It was no surprise then that employer had a high attrition rate and nobody cared.
Another client I worked for though had a totally different work culture – they had a concept of gifting a ‘Thank You’ card for even little work that people would do to help someone else get his/her job done. Many staff members would show off their collection of ‘thank you’ cards to everyone. It was fun and great way to motivate staff.
One of my ex-boss did not have a clue to praise his team. While some see the glass half full and some see the glass half empty – this man could not even see the glass. All he needed was a compliment to change. Then it became a habit. Later, he started giving compliments too.
When someone is rude to you, give him/her a compliment. Something like ‘You are a wonderful person.’ . Note the difference.
Your loved ones and the most important people in your life need compliments too. They will feel good. And you will feel good too.
And now for people who are reading this post ….
I have read everyone’s blog for those who cared to follow my blog. All of you are great writers. Keep writing and inspiring me.
When someone gives you a compliment, accept it gracefully too.
Alright – I lied about skipping lunch – as I just can’t miss food 🙂