Get 100 employees in a room and you’ll be hard-pressed to reach unanimous agreement on anything other than raising salaries. We’d all prefer to be paid more. There’s something else we have in common: a need to feel valued, respected, and that what we do matters. Not just in our jobs.
Some difficult people are that way because they feel unacknowledged. You strengthen any relationship by recognizing out loud that a person’s work, input, or very presence is appreciated, and that they do in fact matter.
Take a few seconds to acknowledge someone.