Positive Reinforcement in the Workplace: Definition, Examples & Effects


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Positive reinforcement is _____.

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1. Sally, a receptionist, has to learn a new computer system at work. On the first day the system goes live, she completes almost every task correctly, but makes one mistake. Which of the following would be an example of Jane using positive reinforcement?

2. The opposite of positive reinforcement is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Positive reinforcement is a tool that can pay off quite well when used. In this quiz, you'll be tested on positive reinforcement in the context of the workplace.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This positive reinforcement quiz tests you specifically on your ability to:

  • Define positive reinforcement in the context of the workplace
  • Recognize an example of positive reinforcement
  • Recall the opposite of positive reinforcement
  • Determine when positive reinforcement might not be appropriate
  • Understand why positive reinforcement is a strong motivational tool

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information in the lesson on the effects of positive reinforcement in the workplace
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if a situation is one where positive reinforcement isn't appropriate
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define positive reinforcement
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained regarding positive reinforcement in the workplace

Additional Learning

The lesson on the effects of positive reinforcements in the workplace covers the following objectives:

  • Define negative reinforcement
  • Provide examples of applying positive reinforcement
  • Explain why positive reinforcement isn't applicable to every workplace situation