May 1, 2013

Danke, Merci, Graces, Ta, Arigato, Thanks!

Almost every language on the planet
has a way to say Thanks. 
(Here are just a few)


In fact there are many other ways
to say thank you as well;

Great job!
Nice work!
I'm proud of you!
Way to go!
You are incredible!
Kudos to you!
Awesome job!
Exceptional performance
I like the way you did that!
You're amazing!

As a manager I try to go out of my way and give thanks to my employees. Sometimes it is easy to forget and you go a while without pointing out the "good jobs," and focus on the "slip ups" or mistakes made. This is especially easy to do in a sales managerial role when you are paid to critique, train, and coach your team to get better at demonstrating the product, asking for the sale, or closing. Sometimes, I know I get a little focused in on what they did wrong. I forget to look at the whole picture and look at what they did right too.

The easiest and most cost-effective bonus any company or manager can give is a compliment. You get more out of a "Remarkable job" than you do out of a monetary bonus. Granted, money is a chief motivator for some, but money usually wears off. Having a consistent, genuine, positive moral around the office or sales area goes a lot further.

Compliment your employees. Say thanks more often. Give "High 5's" and "knuckle bumps" when your employees do a good job, even if it is the slightest of things. You will see your employees respond in a positive way and they will be more productive!


-- by Tim Northburg LifeWork Elements

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