Let yourself be impressed

Quite often when we’re with junior or less-experienced members of a team, we’ll ask them to carry out an apparently simple task and because we consider it trivial or inconsequential we don’t feel it necessary to say ‘well done’ or ‘thank you’.

But bear in mind that the junior team member doesn’t think of the task as of no consequence and will consider that completion as an achievement and appreciation and recognition indicates that they are making a genuinely valuable contribution to the team effort.

Any junior team member will want to impress so any opportunity that arises where they notice or say something novel must be embraced, no matter how trivial it may appear to be because it helps reinforce the collaborative nature of team work and will mean everyone continues to look for ways to move forward and improve on what they are doing.

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