I know, I know…I’ve said it hundreds of times before, but I’m going to keep saying it because it’s just too darn important – work matters! It’s why you’re getting a paycheck! But work isn’t, hopefully, just about the paycheck. If you want to boost workplace happiness levels (and trust me, you do), lower stress, and drive innovation in your workplace then you need to get serious about recognizing, celebrating and appreciating each other. And at an individual level, if YOU want to feel happier at work, then start recognizing other people more often since genuinely thanking other people has been shown to boost our own level of happiness. Here are some more thoughts on the science of recognition from the book, The Best Place to Work, by Ron Friedman:
So what are you waiting for? Start a recognition epidemic in your workplace – you can always thank me later.
Michael Kerr, April, 2015. Michael helps organizations achieve the results they deserve by helping organizations create more inspiring, innovative cultures. Check our his latest raved about book, The Humor Advantage – Why Some Businesses Are Laughing All the Way to the Bank!
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