The One Minute Manager: One Minute Praisings

The second step in One Minute Management is to catch people doing something right. This is when the one minute praisings are given. One minute praisings are so called because it hardly takes a minute for you to tell someone that he or she did a good job.

There is no need to elaborate when you can simply say that he or she he did something good and you noticed it. One minute praisings include praising the people immediately, telling them what they did right, how you feel about it and encourage them to do more of the same.

Why One Minute Praisings work? Because recognizing and rewarding good work are key trust-building behaviors. When we take time to praise others, it shows that we value their contributions and we want them to succeed.

If we fail to recognize the good work of our people, or even worse, hog the limelight and take credit for their work, we severely damage trust in the relationship. One Minute Praisings communicate care and concern, and when our people see that we care about them as individuals, they trust that we have good intentions toward them.

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