Kudos you did an awesome job…

Kudos you did an awesome job…

Kudos, You made my day, thanks a bunch, appreciate it, keep doing good work 🙂

When was the last time you heard this from your peers or when was the last time you said something similar to your peers?

The feeling of being appreciated by peers makes you feel awesome, isn’t it.

Organizations need to create an environment which promotes peer recognition, an environment where people thank co-workers for jobs well done, post ‘Rappas’ as thank you notes or give small tokens of appreciation when a colleague makes you laugh. Such recognition’s need not necessarily be of monetary benefit. Dan Pink in his book says “When money is used as an external reward for some activity, the subjects lose intrinsic interest for the activity.”

So, what can trigger intrinsic motivation?

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Exploration days fosters continuous Learning

Exploration days fosters continuous Learning

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. Think different

-Steve Jobs

Innovation is one of the key pillar of Lean Agile Mindset. Innovation is an outcome of constant experimentation and exploration often associated with frequent failures. Innovation not necessarily mean creating something from scratch. One of the greatest motivation for people is the the feeling of learning and growth.

So what can organizations do to create a learning environment of openness and sharing?

Hackathon

Image Credit: Snapshot from Dan Pink’s Video

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Feedback Wraps

Feedback Wraps

 

Feedback is a gift! however, what is the best way of giving it.

Lets see an example of a feedback given to a Scrum Master:-

“You seem to understand the Scrum Framework well, however you need to let the development team self-organize, anyways i believe that you are a great Scrum Master”.  Do you recognize this pattern of feedback; Yes your guess is right, this is a praise sandwich feedback pattern. (Praise-Criticize-Praise).

Doesn’t seem working effective though, as the receiver is confused and doesn’t know what is expected of him. Knowledge workers appreciate more honest and transparent feedback. There has to be a better way, indeed i learned a very effective way of conveying feedback Continue reading “Feedback Wraps”

Nonversation & Improvement Dialogues: A practical tip to master listening skills

Listening

“He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing”

-Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray

Recently i finished reading a book “People Tools” authored by Alan C. Fox. In this captivating book author shares 54 strategies you can use to create more joy, embrace prosperity and deepen relationships with people at work. These tools are easy to use and yield immediate results. Inspired by one of his tool “Have a Nonversation” i am sharing some tips to practice active listening skills. Continue reading “Nonversation & Improvement Dialogues: A practical tip to master listening skills”