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Tip of the Week: Recognize Positive Behaviors

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Recognize Positive Behaviors

Have you ever lamented about all of the ways that today's teens don't match up to you or others when you were that age? Are you always on the lookout for the next screw up so you can pounce on your teenage employee to let them know about their most recent mistake?

If you want to improve employee performance, forget about the constant vigilance about what they are doing wrong.  Catch them doing something right! Even at the expense of telling them one more thing they did wrong. Every time they perform at the level you want to see repeated, let them know! Be specific about what they did to your satisfaction. They will respond to this type of interaction in a positive way. Build a foundation on compliments and they will be motivated to improve in other areas at work. 


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