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post #1 of Old 10-17-2006, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Praise employees effectively

Not sure just how many of you have employess, however if you do here is something to consider -

Praise is a business owners most powerful tool.

Like most tools, you have to make sure that you are handling it correctly, in order to achive optimal results.

Here are two suggestions for how to optiamally offer priase to an employee -

1) Don't hide your praises behind criticisms. The sandwiched technique rarely sounds sincere and the employee is more likely to remember the criticism and assume that the praise was mentioned only to soften the blow.

2) Be specific. Be precise, vague global praises such as "your doing a great job" are less meaningful than precise descriptions such as "Without your excellent work we would not of been able to add 3 new accounts this week, thank you"
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post #2 of Old 09-12-2012, 09:16 AM
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Couldnt agree more

Couldn't agree more, we are all quick to point out someone's failings or misdemeanours but not so quick to praise people and encourage positive behaviour. As well as being a polite and human thing to do it actually motivates people.

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very true! it's important to make others feel valued.

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Here's what I usually do after we've done a big job and everything went well - I take them out for pizza (we have a small group of 4 guys) --
I always believe in rewarding my employees for a job well done!
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post #6 of Old 09-20-2012, 04:29 AM
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Totally agree! One of the best way to have a good relationship with your employee.

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I try to always thank and encourage all our employees. Our company carpet cleaning orange county relies on building outstanding relationships with our clientele.

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That's some great advice. I need to practice more often!
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Praise and encouragement go a long way. It is important to set a system that allows your team to measure success. People should always strive to perform well. However, rewards for good work reinforce customer-centric behavior.

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you make your employees happy, they will make you happy.
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Absolutely! We also try to give obtainable, specific goal for bonus programs too! It actually give them something to work towards!

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Appreciation can go a long way. Agree that Praising Employees Can Help Your Business Thrive. By giving appreciating their efforts, they feel valued. It is really a simple act but it can do wonders.
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Giving an appreciation to employees is often a greatest aspect. Yet, motivation is the big help for them which plays an important role in employee job performance. With this, employee tend to be more worthwhile with their company.
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Too much praise a good Thing

I agree that praise is one of the strongest tools in a small business owners book, but you have to be careful that you don't do it so much that your employees don't take advantage of you.

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post #15 of Old 02-16-2013, 04:09 AM
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Appreciation for good work is very necessary to maintain the spirit of working efficiently among employees. It also helps in building good relations between the team and leaders.
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People part is very important.Praising employee is very good for there best outcome.
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post #17 of Old 03-14-2013, 11:28 AM
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Running a business involves relationship, people, time and effort. In every group, there is a relationship that you create. It could be a small group or a large one. In order to make your business grow and make it prosperous all throughout. You have to observe proper decorum not only with your customers/buyers but also with your employees, which is the most important. A business would never work without these employees. You can not run the business with your own self, your employees are the ones doing it for you. What a business owner will do is to pay for employees effort. Without an employee/sales person, you could not sell any product of yours, not unless you alone do the sales talk. All employees deserves to be loved, and cared for by the employers. These people are doing their best in order to serve their employee the best what they can be. A simple thank you, tap on the back and said "Good Job!" and the likes will warn the hearts of every employee and will encourage them to do better each and every day as they go to work. This is a secret of a good businessman.
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Aww the sandwich technique..This is what they teach in all academic settings. Sometimes it works, well other times it fails. It depends on the particular person's typical reactions to criticism. Once you get to know an employee you can determine the best way to praise or let them know how to change something.
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We Cleaning angels appreciate our employee's work and value them. Building relationship with your employees will reward you.
At same time don't hesitate to deal with the odd one!
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Thats absolutely true. All though I am an employee, but i See a lot of time that happens to me to. And it really seems that the praise comes to soften the blow!!
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