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Attention Detention

Heather Frame - Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Heather here today…… This morning Marcus was getting our young son out of bed as I walked past the door to his room half asleep and groggy…. Moments later – tears.

 

Confused I walked back to the room only to discover that I was in fact the cause of the tears.

 

As I’d walked past the doorway my son had seen me and had sent a huge smile my way.  Without any acknowledgement from me a I disappeared tears ensued.

 

After revelling in my parenting fail and smothering my tiny one in masses of kisses it hit me that I’m guilty of doing a similar thing in the workplace at times.

 

Despite knowing how people need praise and recognition in a workplace, I’m sometimes a blur of emails and tasks and instructions.

 

When was the last time you stopped to acknowledge someone in your workplace?

 

A smile, a moment or a word of praise missed might not result in tears in your workplace (who knows it might if missed too often), but think of the added benefits to the working atmosphere if you remembered to do it more often.

 

Who needs your attention right now?

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