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Praise

Question # 1
What does praise mean?

https://www.google.com/#q=praise

Question # 2
How can we praise each other
for results we create?

Thank you. Great job. I really appreciated your


work on that project.
These words take less than 10 seconds to say.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/victorlipman/2013/02/09/in-praise-of-praise/

For a player - for any human being - there is


nothing better than hearing Well done.
Sir Alex Ferguson

http://hbr.org/2013/10/fergusons-formula/ar/4

At your next department meeting, see if you


can find someone to praise for, for example:
coming up with great ideas.
bringing an external idea into the company.
trying out something new.
working with a different organization.
Paul Sloane

http://www.destination-innovation.com/leadership-tip-change-the-corporate-culture-with-well-directed-praise/

People reported that they wanted to be


involved / engaged and to participate, and that
recognition of their ideas was a reward.

http://sloanreview.mit.edu/the-magazine/2011-winter/52210/the-5-myths-of-innovation/

Non-financial incentives are more effective than financial incentives

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/motivating_people_getting_beyond_money

http://www.psfk.com/2013/11/notes-for-anyone-billboards.html

Further inspiration

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-we-give-feedback-1761017

Question # 3
How can we praise each
other for the effort we do?

When children are praised for the process they


engage in, for example their hard work and their
focus, they remain motivated learners.

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/april/dweck-kids-potential-042915.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhxcFGuKOys minute 9.

Writing handwritten notes


may seem like a waste of
time. But in my experience,
they build goodwill and lead
to higher productivity.
Sources
http://youtu.be/9buGE_vKxcc
https://hbr.org/2011/02/secrets-of-positive-feedback

Douglas R. Conant

Research shows that when people are not thanked


for their help, their future rates of helping are
immediately cut in half.
https://hbr.org/2016/06/stop-making-gratitude-all-about-you

Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo,


sends the spouses of her top
team handwritten thank-you
letters.

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/increasing_the_meaning_quotient_of_work

Further inspiration
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-you-motivate-yourself-1378486
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Questions-to-discover-your-purpose-1438787