19-Nov-12 8:00 AM  CST

One Compliment Can Say A Thousand Words In The Workplace

Want your fellow students or employees to do better on the job?  Compliment them.  Recent research from a team of Japanese scientists suggests that workers will perform better if they are complimented on the job.  The scientists say that when a person is rewarded that the part of the brain called the striatum is activated, which helps employees perform better at their jobs in the long term. 

The National Institute for Physiological Sciences professor Norihiro Sadato recently commented on the compliment study.  “To the brain, receiving a compliment is as much a social reward as being rewarded money.  We’ve been able to find scientific proof that a person performs better when they receive a social reward after completing an exercise.  There seems to be scientific validity behind the message praise to encouragement improvement.  Complimenting someone could become an easy and effective strategy to use in the classroom and during rehabilitation,” said Sadato.

So whether you are a pharmacy technician, a teacher of pharmacy studies, or a pharmacist, remember to give regular compliments to your students and employees.  They will greatly appreciate your gratitude and also do better in the classroom and at their jobs. 

“A Scientific Explanation To Why People Perform Better After Receiving A Compliment.”  National Institute For Physiological Sciences.  Press Release. Web.  8 Nov 2012.   

Wood, Janice.  “Compliments Can Improve Performance.”  PsychCentral.com.  Web.  10 Nov 2012. 

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