The Domino Effect and Rewarding Good Behavior

I talk to a lot of teenagers, that is A LOT of teenagers.  I’ve found one truth to be universal, they respond to positive feedback, a kind word, a compliment, or a text telling them when you notice them stepping up, and that it was appreciated. Far too often we as adults use a “stern talking to” as our first line of discipline, but don’t reward good behavior.

Getting recognized for doing the right thing is a great motivator.

Last week, Domino’s Pizza voted down a resolution brought forward at their shareholders meeting considering a change in animal welfare. The reason they voted the resolution down? They want to consult those who study animal behavior and experts in animal husbandry practices, so that they are really doing what is the best for animals. Actually talk to the folks that care for animals and to the experts that are writing the standards. I know that not everyone is going to agree on what those standards should be, but Domino’s is going to talk to them. They don’t want to compromise animal care for the sake of perception.

In a recent post  on Just Farmers a Missouri hog farmer, Chris Chinn, put forth the idea that we in agriculture reward companies like Dominoes for doing the right thing.

I’m in!  Voting down these resolutions are actually quite common and we in agriculture need to make sure that we start showing appreciation to those companies that are willing to take some time to look into situations before jumping on a sensationalism bandwagon. I am not supporting the idea that this is farmers and a restaurants against groups like HSUS and PETA who are constantly badgering companies to make changes with shareholder resolutions.  Instead I am simply Saying thanks to Domino’s for turning to the experts first. If they do this and have reasonable evidence to move forward in a similar manner as HSUS proposed I will be fully satisfied as the matter was fully investigated first.

So next weekend I’m going to pick up a couple pizzas and leave a note for the management of Domino’s. I’d encourage all of you to do the same.

Join me and share this event through Facebook!

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6 comments on “The Domino Effect and Rewarding Good Behavior

  1. [...] blog The Truth About Agriculture started a Facebook Group, Farmers Paying it Forward with Pizza where you can show your [...]

  2. Ryan Goodman says:

    Reblogged this on Agriculture Proud and commented:
    Please join Farmers and Ranchers across the country in saying Thank You to Domino’s Pizza. I’m in. Will you be?

  3. [...] blog The Truth About Agriculture started a Facebook Group, Farmers Paying it Forward with Pizza where you can show your [...]

  4. [...] school, and a random one in one of my last undergraduate classes. This time this party is for good behavior much like it was when I was in elementary school, but this time its the behavior of a major [...]

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