Productivity – Praise and Reward

Whether you’re the head person to go to, the person who calls all the shots, the middle man and team leader or the person working their way up, we all hit slumps, we all feel like screaming, “What’s the point?!” Every once in a while…

When you find yourself at this point, take a break, walk out, step away and breathe.

Hammering down on those who work for you, alongside you, around you, what and who does that aid?

Remember when you were younger, you never wanted to tidy your room unless it was for earning your pocket money, you didn’t eat all your broccoli unless you were noticed and praised for eating so well, you didn’t want to compete in the race unless you won and got the medal at the end, you wouldn’t sit your exams until you realized that the summer holidays were what came afterwards…

When we’re adults and have our own jobs, or are studying, or are parents, we don’t expect to be praised because well, we shouldn’t expect it, we should have grown out that phase of only doing something as a means to an end surely? Wrong.

When you’re getting angry at everyone around you, when you’re always complaining and pushing negativity on everyone who does that help? Who does that aid, honestly? I know we all have our moments where nothing seems to be working, nothing seems to change and nobody seems to be getting anywhere, but take a moment, don’t walk out and abandon everything. Just take a moment, breathe, come back and realize that whatever you have going on in your own life you cannot take it out on those around you, it’s not their fault.

For most people in a work environment, people seem to know the ‘bad’ ones, the trouble makers, the ones who are only still there by the grit of their teeth, and nothing seems to change, but think to yourself – what does this do for everyone else? What about those who give it their all? What about those who have been doing the best they possibly can and are proving themselves? What if those who were causing the trouble saw these people and saw them being praised and rewarded for what a great job they’ve done? The childhood instinct may just kick in and they may want to prove themselves too.

What if you praised and rewarded and supported those who did well? What if showing people what can happen if you do a great job pushed others to work better and push for the same? What effect do you think that would have on productivity? My bets are on a massively positive one.

Productivity and reward is where success is grown, praise yourself, praise those around you, appreciate those and understand that everyone can have a bad day but we all have a goal, make yours known.

To your success.



Tahar is a bestselling author of “Fail Your Way to Success” and an internationally renowned speaker on leadership, real estate investing, entrepreneurship and productivity. His privately held real estate investment company conducts sales revenues exceeding $1.5 billion a year.

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