Are you doing great work? Have you received a compliment on the quality of your contributions? Is your work inspiring to others? Is the customer satisfied? Do you believe your boss is happy?
Great work has many variables. Certainly, it is very subjective.
In winter months in many parts of the United States it snows. Snow and ice often mean chemically treated roads. Cars get filthy. Do you go for the low-cost drive through car wash or professional detailing?
Which wash is better?
I’m a pizza junkie. I love almost any kind of pizza. I can buy a frozen pizza from the grocery store, or I can buy a handmade pizza from the pizza shop.
Which pizza is better?
Consider these pairs:
Peloton or Echelon
Apple or Android
Ford or Chevrolet
Duluth or Carhartt
Nike or Puma
Pen or pencil
Beach or Mountains
Cash or Credit Card
What if someone asked you to highlight or circle which one is better?
Assume you made your circles. Do you think others would completely agree?
The level of great may be in the eye of the beholder. It may also depend on situations and circumstances.
Do you think you’re doing great things or creating great value?
Many employees are always striving to do great stuff. Acknowledgement of their creations may go unnoticed or be highly praised.
When their contribution is not recognized it may not mean that it is lousy work. It may not mean it is great work.
Many people quickly associate motivation with money.
You would be surprised how hard many people will work when they recognize that their effort is appreciated.
Do you want to improve morale and engagement?
Show more appreciation.
People are waiting to be chosen.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.