Emphasizing an employee’s strengths can help to
>> create a sense of accomplishment and motivation <<.
So… get better at it!
My advice would be:
If you just go for the irritating usual line ‘good job’ it will not produce the desired affects! So you need to describe exactly what you appreciated and be sure to use the employee’s name. That way what you say will produce results and help the person to keep performing.
Mind the Timing!
You should give feedback close to the time the ‘occurrence’ happens! This way you’ll make your point clearer and you’ll be much more effective at pointing the positive message’s cause.
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.