An communication tip I can give you is this: To learn to give praise when it is due.
Praises come in the forms of,” Thanks for all your hard work into this project, I really appreciate it.”
to “ Wow, you’re looking really spectacular today!”
People want to know that they are important, and that their efforts are recognized so it is important that you learn to praise people for the small things and the big things.
Sam Walton, the owner of the world famous Wal-mart said, “Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune.”
Praise is free, but it’s worth so much
Don’t think to yourself that it is okay since people are working for the money, not the praise.
Yes, while they might have entered your organization for the salary, but ultimately what keeps them there is the environment and the people.
If you can create an affirming environment of praise, you can be sure that people won’t be leaving because of another higher paying job elsewhere.
This is more so in voluntary organizations and churches; your members didn’t follow you because of salaries but for more altruistic reasons; therefore all the more you should give them the appreciation and praise that is due for the efforts.
Here are some things about praise to take note:
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