Filling Our Buckets: The Ripple Effect of Recognition

Recognizing the best in others can help build trust, cooperation, and engagement in the workplace. Watch this short video to learn how recognition “fills our buckets” and can have a ripple effect in the workplace.

Here’s an example of how UBC Human Resources “filled buckets” in December 2015:

Every month a question is posted on the lunchroom wall and answers are crowd-sourced from Human Resources staff. December’s topic was a fill-in the blanks: “I would like to acknowledge ___ for ___“. The wall was quickly filled, recognizing individuals and teams in the department and beyond. It provided a positivity boost when grabbing a morning coffee or lunch. It was also an opportunity to learn about each others’ accomplishments.


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