♦ SERIES ♦♦   SAFETY ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET   ♦♦ SERIES ♦

PAT-ON-BACK

Safety Tip #6 in the series

  ◊  PREVENTION   ◊  PURPOSE
  ◊  PREPARATION   ◊  PEOPLE
   ◊  PROBLEMS  ♦  PAT-ON-BACK
  ◊  PLAN   ◊  PROGRESS
  ◊  PEN-TO-PAPER   ◊  PRO-ACTIVE

The purpose of this series is to give struggling-but-eager SHE professionals and practitioners, who are working for financially-constrained companies, pointers on how to get the safety awareness message across to both management and workers, on a shoestring budget.

Today’s topic, PAT-ON-BACK, addresses the importance of
RECOGNITION and ENCOURAGEMENT

The RECOGNITION TECHNIQUE

COST:

  • time (minimal)
  • effort (minimal)
  • mind-set change (varies depending on individual)
  • R 0.00 (i.e. zero, nil, nada)

METHOD:

  • STOP the following:
    • fault-finding
    • punishment
  • START looking for AND find:
    • the good
    • what’s right
    • the person/team responsible for it
  • DEVELOP the habit of looking for opportunities to say WELL DONE and THANK YOU – preferably 3 times a day
well done! halala! tebogelo! geluk! usebenzile!
well done! halala! tebogelo! geluk! usebenzile!

RESULT:

  • GOOD BEHAVIOUR is effectively & powerfully REINFORCED and ENCOURAGED!

That is all that is required.
Recognition doesn’t have to be a monetary reward or trip to Mauritius.
Ideally, the recognition should be in the presence of the manager and/or team.

NON-NEGOTIABLE:

  • DON’T FAKE IT!
  • Be sincere (people see through pretense very quickly)
If you would like a copy of the story “Praise the Cook”,
you can request it here, using “SHOESTRING STORY: PRAISECOOK” as the SUBJECT.
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