While lots of people find plenty of time to complain when things go wrong, most do not take enough time to stop and appreciate each other when things go right.
People at all levels in the workplace say that “we don’t stop often enough to acknowledge what we’ve done and celebrate some of our successes.” Celebration and acknowledgment are the first steps in the continuous improvement process because, without them, people start feeling beaten down and disheartened. They begin to wonder what the point is and even question why they try so hard when no one seems to even notice their work. That’s a problem because it’s really quite amazing how much people accomplish for each other at work.
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