Jack stocked shelves for a large department store. Although he was a hard worker, he could be very rude to the other employees and customers. The supervisors implemented a procedure in which Jack was not given any attention for rude behavior. However, when he was considerate to others, the supervisors and workers gave him special attention and tried to make him feel liked and appreciated. This procedure resulted in Jack engaging in much more thoughtful behaviors. Positive Reinforcement in the Workplace. Using the student’s special interest as part of the positive reinforcement only increases interest, engagement, and the possibility for more positive outcomes.