Admonition is something that a strict teacher would give an errant student; admonition without attacking the person, but addressing the action or inaction as the case may be, in a cautionary but positive manner. Admonishing someone at the workplace requires great skill and practice, something most managers may fall short of, but which they can develop in time.
Appreciation is the lifeline of any organization, with team members looking for opportunities to congratulate and appreciate each other for jobs well done. The motivation resulting from extending appreciation outshines the impact of any certificate or award. Make it a point to appreciate.
Advice is often required by younger team members, who are still finding their feet in the workplace. You don’t have to be a manager to render timely advice, you need the experience and the intent. Extend advice without expecting anything in return. The result of good counsel will naturally percolate down to better work ethic, improved performance and collective progress of the team and the organization. Advice can also be extended up the chain but be discreet when extending advice to a senior member or manager – call it ‘a suggestion’.
Appreciation, advice & admonition are vital, daily ingredients towards building great-places-to-work. They are vital to working well together in an open, progressive environment.
Be open to receive as much as you give!