Give positive feedback to the author of a useful article that you read

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Give positive feedback to the author of a useful article that you read
Don't ever underestimate the power of positive feedback.Positive feedback not only builds natural strengths, it fosters positive emotion. People working toward goals who experience positive emotion associated with their work spend more time and achieve a higher level of performance. They experience greater self-efficacy, and tend to adjust their goals upward. Giving positive feedback can be a powerful tool motivation. Here's how to use it effectively:
1.Do it now. Positive feedback is too important to let slide. Say something right away.

2.Make it public. While negative feedback should be given privately, positive feedback should be given publicly. Do it in front of as large a group as appropriate.

3.Be specific. Don't just say "Good job, Sally." Instead say something like "Mike, that new procedure you developed for routing service calls has really improved our customer satisfaction. Thanks for coming up with it."

4.Make a big deal out of it. You don't want to assemble the entire company every time you give positive feedback, but do as much ceremony as the action warrants.

5.Consider the receiver. It is important to consider the feeling of the person receiving the recognition. For a very shy person, thanking him in front of his work group is probably most appropriate. For another person, you might hang a banner, balloons, and streamers in the department area.

6.Do it often. Don't wait for the big successes. Celebrate the small ones too.

7.Do it evenly. Big successes need big recognition; small successes need smaller recognition. If you throw a party for every small success, you diminish its effect for a big success.

7.Be sincere. Don't praise someone for coming in on time. Don't congratulate someone for just doing their job. People will see right through you. Really mean it when you give positive feedback.