What’s the best compliment you ever received at work?
You can tell a lot about what matters to a person by how they answer this question. For me, I would say it’s when a client told me “We love when you come to the office because you make everything better just by being here.” That’s pretty awesome to hear, right?
A compliment like that is special to me because my goal is to of utmost service. But, I’m also personally motivated to be a valuable member of the team. I get a charge out of helping others and I find it rewarding to solve their problems.
Not everyone feels the way I do. Knowing what drives staff members to succeed is valuable information that can help a manager boost employee engagement. Some professionals don’t take pleasure in working on a team. They are motivated by the chance to take risks, work on long-lead projects or be acknowledged for their performance.
Do you want to get a quick insight into your employee or colleague? Ask about the best compliment they ever received.