Mistake #7: Failing to Recognize
In our arduous path through grade school, high school and university there is always one constant – feedback. We always know how we are doing (even when we don’t want to know). Everything we do is observed and graded. Then we enter the workforce and (often) there is silence. The feedback ends.
People need to feel appreciated for their work. Neglecting to recognize and reward good performance can lead to morale issues and future attrition.
Our advice: Pay attention. Tell your staff how they are doing. As Ken Blanchard said in the One Minute Manager, “catch your employees doing something right” and praise them. It can be as simple as saying thank you. Explore other reward and recognition options.