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What I like about your (idea, work, behavior) is ______. What would make me like it even more is _______.

When to say it? When you’re dealing with a particularly sensitive employee and you want to keep the interaction positive.

How to say it?Give meaningful, specific examples of what you like, and explain why. Then deliver the follow-up (“What would make me like it even more … “) which will come across as encouragement.


Source: Caroline Webb, author of How To Have A Good Day: Harness The Power Of Behavioral Science To Transform Your Working Life

 

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This article originally appeared in the February 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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Say This to Make a Point to a Sensitive Employee

What I like about your (idea, work, behavior) is ______. What would make me like it even more is _______.

When to say it? When you’re dealing with a particularly sensitive employee and you want to keep the interaction positive.

How to say it?Give meaningful, specific examples of what you like, and explain why. Then deliver the follow-up (“What would make me like it even more … “) which will come across as encouragement.


Source: Caroline Webb, author of How To Have A Good Day: Harness The Power Of Behavioral Science To Transform Your Working Life

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This article originally appeared in the February 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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