Today is National Compliment Day, a day set aside every Jan. 24 during which everyone is encouraged to compliment everyone else at work and at home.
The purpose of National Compliment Day is to set a positive tone and atmosphere that is very important in the work place.
If a work place turns monotonous without giving compliments to its employees, productivity can suffer. Particularly at a time when businesses can't afford to give raises, giving compliments is a good way to retain valuable employees and ensure productivity.
National Compliment Day sets a friendly atmosphere for everyone. It makes them feel positive about themselves and their work. Studies show that those who feel better about their jobs are happier and more productive.
Smart employers know these facts already. They realize that making people feel part of a team, giving them a sense of ownership of the company and product or service and giving them something to look forward each morning they step in the door are all key steps toward productivity.
On the flip side, employers who constantly criticize their employees, belittle them and who are continually snide and sarcastic to employees have high employee turnover - a hidden cost that can tremendously degrade the quality of goods or services and diminish the company in the public eye.
So whether you're a boss or an employee, give someone a compliment today.
It sure can't hurt.
And it sure could help.