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Six Words about Work: What Are Yours?

Recognize This! – Appreciation creates winning cultures of recognition.

Mercer and Smith magazine are running a contest about work. From the submission website:

“Smith is teaming up with Mercer, a global leader in human resource consulting, outsourcing and investments, to bring you “Six Words About Work.” Every two weeks from now until Labor Day, we’re issuing a new “Six-Word Work Challenge.” One Six-Word entry per topic (per country) will win its writer the choice of an iPad2 or BlackBerry PlayBook. All entries are eligible to be part of a special “Six Words About Work” book. If your entry is selected, you get a free copy of the book.”

Following on Mercer’s recent global “What’s Working” survey (more details here), I’m interested in the stories people are telling. To compress your thoughts and feelings into 6 words is not an easy challenge. Here are a few of my six word statements:

  • Ignored, Demotivated, Underperform. Noticed, Recognized, Engaged.
  • When I’m thanked, my performance excels.
  • “Thanks” is easy, so give more.
  • Appreciation creates winning cultures of recognition.

What are your 6 words? Tell me in comments or on Twitter @DerekIrvine, then be sure to enter the contest!

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