Much like that morning coffee, a pick-me-up needs to be an everyday affair. You cannot have a grande Starbucks latte today and hope it powers you through for the entire week. No, we’re not done with the coffee analogy just yet.
Just as it makes its way through the system, gives us a momentary high and vanishes into thin air, appreciation too wanes off after a while. We move on to other deliverables and never get another chance to look back at what we successfully accomplished. The wow moment is lost.
“Take charge only of your action, with no attention to the results.”
From a ‘bigger picture’ angle, one would think that this shloka from the Bhagavad Gita should work just fine for everyone. A skilled employee is always recognised. A hard worker is always rewarded. In the end.
Does it work this way?
When working in an organization, everyone wants to stand out and be recognized for their performance and contribution. Businesses, big and small, ignore the impact of this because recognition programs don’t directly have a measurable ROI, Compliments if any, are hard to come by, and a culture of appreciation slowly disappears as the team begins to grow in size. Till one day a Voice of Employee survey result jolts you.