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3 Values of Encouragement



Effective and meaningful engagement has a positive impact on both personal and organizational growth. One of the key drivers to effective and meaningful engagement is encouragement. Simply put, encouragement and engagement go hand-in-hand.

When encouragement is offered in an authentic manner, it produces three specific values that lead to improved engagement.

These values include:

Self-Esteem.

Encouragement lessens self-doubt. When self-doubt is high, engagement is inhibited.  This is typically a result of the false belief that a person’s value is limited. Encouragement provide the opportunity for a person's self-esteem to improve by offering them a perspective of value.  The value of high self-esteem needs to be never underestimated.  When a person is encouraged, and when self doubt is lessened, the opportunity to create effective and meaningful engagement increases.

Performance.

When performance is in a slump, engagement lags.  In a nutshell, encouragement drives performance improvement.  When authentic and meaningful encouragement is given, the desire to improve performance grows proportionally. As a result, the opportunity to create effective and meaningful engagement increases organically.  "What" gets recognized gets repeated - and - when "what" is repeated creates improvement - everyone wins.

Productivity.

When self-esteem is high and performance is improving, productivity necessarily increases.  In multiple writings Ken Blanchard (book link below) captures this sentiment when he writes, "people who feel good about themselves produce good results." Consequently, the result of these three acting in tandem is consistently delivered "effective and meaningful" engagement.


Failing to understand the values of encouragement  and their overall impact on "what" you do may slow both personal and organizational success and growth.

As always – if you would like to learn more about this topic - or - book me to speak with your organization, operators are standing by!

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