Credit Sharing: The Power of Recognition

awardsGrowing up, I hear the elders say, “Give honour to whom it is due!” I used to think this is the norm till I began to search into human behaviours, especially as it relates to work. I discovered that Fela Kuti’s Monkey dey work, Baboon dey shop is not applicable to us as a nation, it is equally applicable as individuals. What do I mean?

I was chatting up with an Assistant General Manager sometimes ago and he told me his unpleasant experience. He said he really enjoyed his job and what he is doing, but the painful thing is that nobody recognizes anything that he does. All the credits go to his boss, and he (the boss) has never for once cared to mention him before the management or even recommend him for any benefits. He is just comfortable keeping him under. His boss (the GM) has been given several bonuses, on jobs he always compelled him to do, and he has never received a common ‘Thank You!’ from him. He seems to be a bit confused as to what to do to break out of his unfortunate condition.

Can you identify with this AGM? Have you ever found yourself in such a situation before? How did you handle it?

I’d love to have your sincere feedback on this.

To your productivity!

Dele Ayo Bankole (DAB)

Workplace Strategist

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