Employees, on average, are not recognized as frequently as they would like to be according to Gallup.
So when you’re being acknowledged for something, don’t negate the very recognition you do receive by giving some weak or negative comeback comment.
You’ve likely heard the following scenarios around you. You might even have fallen into the trap of doing them too.
Someone thanks you for great work you did earlier in the day.
“Thanks so much for the quick turnaround with getting ABC Company’s shipment out the door. I know the ABC general manager will be singing our praises tomorrow because of this.”
But you end up giving a weak reply like one of the following:
“That’s all right.”
“Don’t mention it.”
“Not at all.”
“It was nothing.” (more…)