This will be a short post and one focused on something I see as a pretty important issue.
Today was apparently a National Day for employee appreciation here in the US, and maybe elswewhere. To some, that might sound like a really good idea. But I look at a large body of data that basically supports the idea that a lot of workplaces are not all that great for engagement and motivation.
So, the idea is that it is a good thing that we should spend ONE day and appreciate workers? One day of 220?
In my way of thinking, maybe we need to spend ONE day when we do NOT appreciate employees, just to do something different. Every other day, we should go out of our way to recognize those people who choose to do more than that required of them, to those people who show inititive and develop ideas for improvement.
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