Spotted on Strength

SPOTTED ON STRENGTH

Strength spotting is defined as “the act of recognizing and identifying the strengths that a person may possess, through a process of naturalistic observation in day-day settings, or through more formal assessment approaches” (Linley, 2008).

We seldom hear praises at the workplace, or even at home, because it is human nature to be more attuned to behaviors we perceive as ‘threats’ to our physical and psychological safety.  This is because of our brain’s negativity bias which makes each of us hardwired to focus on the things that have gone wrong or could go wrong and the consequences when they do.

In Cooee, we recognise our biased nature and look to pair this awareness with the practice of appreciating others through ‘Spotted on Strength’.  This monthly recognition, launched in February, invites employees to recognize a colleague who expressed a character strength.  It aims to encourage the practice of our Self-Reflective Titles (SRT), uncover the character strengths that shaped our SRTs and, in the process, spark meaning and purpose in our everyday Cooee experiences.

For the inaugural run, the following in Cooee were recognized:

Most Number of Reactions

SPOTTER:

CRISSY “The Magnetficent”

SPOTTED:

ISABELLE “The Ambassador of Learning”

💗 27 | 🏆 Champion
HI Isabel “Ambassador of Learning” I just wanted to say that I appreciate you today. I saw how you handle things calmly. Like this morning, when we are having an issue in one shipment, you are so calm and just do what you need to do. I think that is a great practice and example to everyone here in COOEE, to pause, breathe and be calm in the center of chaos. (High volume and issues).

Spotted: Self-regulation

SPOTTER:

CHA “The Peak”

SPOTTED:

KIM “The Diary”

💗 24 | 🏆 1st Runner Up
Hi Kim “The Diary”
I appreciate your Leadership and Self regulation when it comes to handling and investigating issues within our team.
You always give your technical and emotional support to everyone who needs it despite your volume and adhoc tasks.
You manage to keep your cool and laugh with everyone on the process of resolving our issues.
Thank you for enlightening me everyday. 🙂

SPOTTER:

ROSLYN “Exuberant Heart”

SPOTTED:

JP FELICIANO “The Candle”

💗 23 | 🏆 2nd Runner Up
“Hi Ms. JP “The Candle”
It is really admirable having a team manager like you. As we all know, today is a special milestone in your life for your “__th” Birthday (will not mention your age po..hehehe) kidding aside, we really appreciate you, that instead of taking a leave for a day to celebrate your special day.. you are still on-duty to support the team. We really see the “Leadership” and “Teamwork” in you, showing the right example of being an employee, a team mate and a leader. I am so grateful to be part of your team.
Spotted: Leadership and Teamwork

Most Number of Strengths Spotted

CHA “The Peak”

2/7/2022
Hi Reyn “Queen of Hope”.
It was heartwarming to see you on Friday on our Cooee Connects and how you stayed actve during our “Unplug” activity
though you were on LEAVE. You were determined to share points to your team even though you were not
required to be online. Thank you for inspiring me and your teammates as well. I appreciate you! (Strength spotted: TEAMWORK)

2/8/2022
Hi Ram.
I notice how you are persistent and patient when it comes to reminding and assisting your teammates of the new processes in our new system.
I know that it is hard for you given our volume and the time you need to spare for your teammates’ concerns. You lend a hand in
any way that you can. Know that your Esker knowledge and skills is very valuable to the team. I appreciate you.
Strength spotted: Perseverance and Teamwork

2/9/2022
Hi Crissy “The MAGNETficent”
Thank you for your light “HUMOR” this morning. When you cracked a joke and commented “Kruk kruk inemerz” in our space it was really funny and it made my day! 🙂
Strength Spotted: HUMOR

2/11/2022
Hi Roslyn “Exuberant-Heart”
Your SRT suits you well. I noticed how motivated and determined you are in lifting up our team spirit.
You never fail to remind the team to join the Cooee Connects, fill up the survey form and support the engagement team’s initiative.
I assigned you a tracker this morning and instead of declining you reached out to me first to offer your help.
Your energy and commitment is contagious.
You inspire me!
Strengths spotted: Teamwork and Perseverance

2/15/2022

Hi Kim “The Diary”
I appreciate your Leadership and Self regulation when it comes to handling and investigating issues within our team.
You always give your technical and emotional support to everyone who needs it despite your volume and adhoc tasks.
You manage to keep your cool and laugh with everyone on the process of resolving our issues.
Thank you for enlightening me everyday. 🙂

2/24/2022

Hi Isabel “Ambassador of Learning
Thank you for sparing a time today to assist our client’s request even though Jirah is out.
Your SRT reminds us to always believe in your potential and be eager to learn something new.
YOU are an inspiration to the team. I appreciate you!

Strength spotted: Love of Learning

Most Number of Strengths Recognised

REGINA “The Skill Seeker”

2/21/2022
Hi Regina “Skill Seeker”

You always see the best in us and appreciate us by saying “great work team.” It is really helpful for us, we feel that our efforts are being acknowledged. You always remind us to take breaks which sometimes we forget. Your motivation and encouragement inspired me to do my work and apply my skills and knowledge efficiently.

Strength Spotted: Appreciation of Excellence

Spotted by: Jen

2/22/2022
Hi Regina “Skill Seeker”, Jen, and Patrick
You guys are my inspiration not just in the field of work but also to my personal and everyday life. Thank you Regina for always supporting, guiding and pushing me to give my hidden best. Your SRT really suites you since you don’t just seek skills personally but you also sought the skills hidden within us and helped us to strengthen them. Also, thank you Jen and Pat for making my weekdays happy by your jokes, sending good morning GIFs and saying Annyeong! It gives me the energy and motivation at work.
I am glad that we made such a good team and took our bond to another level by sharing our personal highlights, insights, suggestions, etc.
Thank you for the leadership, bonding, and friendship, hoping to meet you guys face to face 😍😊.

Strength Spotted: Teamwork, Leadership, Humor and Love

Spotted by: MJ

2/25/2022
Hi Regina, MJ, Maria and Ms. JP,

I am happy that I have been with your team, it felt like I found a family in you.
Thank you for guiding me and bringing out the optimal me.
To MJ: Thank you for the long patience to lead us (me and Maria). You have shown us that you are not only an “Overcomer” but also an “Igniter” to help us overcome our struggles.
To Maria, thank you for always being there to support me and to give us a good laugh.
To Regina, thank you for believing in me and for believing in what I could do. Thank you for showing me the real meaning of a “Skill Seeker”. It helped me to challenge myself and brought out the skills hiding in me.
To Ms. JP, thank you for the pieces of advice and the comfort. You just helped me to find the real me, to overcome those things that are blocking me to become the better me, and to learn how to reroute myself when I am lost. You really are “The Candle” that guided me in my darkest journeys.

Spotted by: Patrick

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