This is why people feel good in team building workshops. The system is created to drive behaviors that supply achievement and through processing + reflection the team recognizes and builds upon those achievements.
Create-Learning works with you to develop A system of progress & recognition within your day to day work.
In a leadership coaching development process with 8 managers we created this list.
9 Things to do as a manager to increase productivity:
- Actively go to the site of the work Gemba & look for people doing what they are supposed to do & achieving success in their work.
- Recognize achievements as soon as you see them or become aware of them; i.e. talking to the person, hand written thank you card, short to the point emails.
- View times of smaller failure or lesser degrees of failure as achievements and recognize them. i.e. if someone is consistently 3 days late at turning in report documentation on time and they turn it in in 2 days – that is a smaller degree of failure. Recognize the progress and thank them.
- Take 5 minutes per/day and create a list of ways you can show appreciation.
- Everyday choose 1 to 3 items from the list above and try them out. Document the person’s response, your response and any more achievements + progress you notice.
- Be thoughtful or ask another person to keep track of the amount of words & language used when talking to employees about problems and bad things resistance vs. the time talking about successes and good things cooperation.
- Set a goal of increasing the percentage of talking about successes and good things.
- Create an spreadsheet of all the employees whom you are accountable for the output of. Every day, put an check mark next to those that have achieved something and circle the check mark if you have recognized that achievement.
- Do more of steps 1, 2 and 3 to increase the number of check marks and circles.
What do you think?
Which items on the list make sense to you? What will happen if you follow this list? What would you add?