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Hello Dr. Luna,

RE: work related question.  Every Wednesday we have a 90 min. sales meeting.  My question pertains to what happens at the last 3-5 minutes of every meeting.  We are put on the spot and asked to vocalize this: "I want to be acknowledged for..."  This is mandatory and many feel uncomfortable in drawing attention to themselves in front of their peers.  What is the psychology behind this.  Why won't management just tell us why they feel we should be acknowledged?  Just curious as to your explanation of this management strategy and it's intentions.  Please advise.

Thanks for reading this.

E. Simon
5-8-2013

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E.Simon

Thank you for sending your question to me here at AllExperts. Your management team likely wants two things to happen. First they want to know what you are proud of, what you believe your accomplishments are. Secondly, they may be using this as a way to encourage you by the actions and accomplishments of your peers.

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Dr. Luna

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I specialize in clinical psychology with particular experience in clinical hypnosis, borderline personality disorder, LGBTQ, and aging. I have not worked with children for several years and would not feel comfortable answering child and adolescent based questions. My interests in adult psychology are fairly diverse, so please, sent me a question and lets see if I can help.

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I have been working in the field of psychology, to some degree, since 1998. Initially, my work was more behaviorally based, but through my educational and training experiences, I have expanded to a more eclectic viewpoint. I have taught introductory psychology and have worked in college counseling. I have also studied hypnosis for several years, completing my dissertation on basic research in hypnosis. Finally, I completed my internship and residency in a transitional treatment program for young adults (18 - 16) with difficulty transitioning from home.

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Doctor of Psychology 2009 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, Pennsylvania Master of Arts in Psychology 2002 MCP Hahnemann/Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 1997 Keuka College Keuka Park, New York

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