I have some friends who would say that the most beautiful sound is the sound of a cash register ringing.
Well, since digital technology has done away with the ringing cash register I’ll go with Bob Nelson’s thought.
Nelson is the Dean of Employee rewards and author of 1501 Ways to Reward Employees.
Nelson says the beautiful sound is…Your Name.
Here are some of his tips:
Use the person’s first name when delivering a compliment.
Greet people by name when you pass their desk or work area.
Credit people by name when discussing their ideas with others.
Acknowledge individual achievements by using employees’ names.
Name a contributing achievement award after an outstanding employee.