Asked 3w ago
Been seeing a lot of demoralising personal finance content recently, think it would be good to share some encouraging ones as well?
One attribute that I'm really thankful for about my boss, is that he is open with praise. Not that he flatters people or anything, but he takes time to let people know what they have done well.
I felt this was especially important because in my company, things are very efficient. However that also means that we point out problems much more more easily rather than praise. Being efficient is good for moving fast, however I do think it is also good to stop and point out the good things because of 3 reasons:
1- Knowing what was done well was is also a form of growth.
Yes learning from mistakes is one way of growing. However learning what you do well and doing it consistently is also another form of growth!
2- Keeps the morale up
This one is kind of obvious. People need to feel appreciated in a team to be motivated to go the extra mile.
3- Builds trust
What do I mean by building trust? If someone tells me I am good at let's say, doing FB ads. I will trust myself more to teach others how to do the things that I do. If they praise me publicly, it will also allow others to trust me to guide and teach them in something that I am good at.
I do think that praise is often under-delivered in asian cultures, and therefore it was very refreshing for me to have a boss that did just that. It didn't make me proud, or like I was better than others, but it made me work more confidently in some areas, while learning about others.
There's a quote that says something along the lines of: people don't leave bad jobs, they leave bad bosses.
My boss has been very supportive and trained me alot to where I am now. This includings including me in meetings and the decision making process when I don't act have to be involved so that I can learn and get a better picture of how the company operates.
I work in the data analytics field, and being able to communicate and discuss business problems in maths/stats language and symbols and numbers, without having to translate them to layman terms, was insanely satisfying. Everyone was skilled at what they do, know what they were talking about, and were willing to openly share their knowledge. In addition, I felt like one of the dumber ones in the room while they too felt like they weren’t as good. Amazing.