When you become a manager, you forget what life might be like for those who don’t have your tenure.
New or junior staffers, in particular, may be doe-eyed or super enthusiastic without really understanding that there’s a protocol to getting things done which may not always make sense.
Seasoned pros often know this but they need to be kept motivated and one of the ways is to periodically acknowledge them, praise them and reassure them to be motivated and inspired.When you become a manager, you forget what life might be like for those who don’t have your tenure.
Even the seasoned professionals need to be kept motivated .
Little things like a complimentary email when your team has done a good job, a personalized birthday message, or simply a “thank-you” when someone has gone the extra mile to do something can make all the difference.
Just because you personally need others’ validation doesn’t mean everyone else doesn’t.
I am frequently reminded that though there may be many others like me, ultimately I am representative only of myself.
Clinton Jones is a seasoned writer with broadcast experience on the KenRadio Broadcasting Tech Talk Africa channel and with Road Algoa FM’s Computer bureau. He has experience in international enterprise technology and business process on four continents and has a focus on integrated enterprise business technologies, business change and business transformation. In past roles Clinton has worked for Fortune 500 companies and non-profits across the globe.