How often do you show your appreciation to your employees? If it’s been a while, it’s time to show up for them. Showing appreciation to your employees is one of the best ways to help motivate them towards their goals. Appreciated people work harder than anybody else in the room. Once you start creating that constant flow of appreciation and motivation, it will show in your results.
Here are four reasons why appreciation matters so much to employees.
It makes them feel good about themselves
It’s important to understand that employees are human beings just like you. There are many organizations that work to turn their employees into machines. They don’t care about the people and they treat them like they are just a means to an end. Once an employer reveals they don’t value their employees, they lose the connection that can be a real driving force in the employee-employer relationship. But if you show appreciation for them and their hard work, they will work even harder out of loyalty to you. When you talk to your employees and show them they are important, that’s when they give their best effort.
It builds trust
Trust for corporate leadership is one of the hardest tasks for an employer. Once you understand you need employees who trust you to make decisions with their best interests at heart, you know showing appreciation is an important responsibility. For example, an employee can have self-doubt when it comes to asking questions or asking for help. If they don’t trust you, they won’t take that step to getting what they need to do the job to the best of their ability. But if they trust you to recognize they’re doing what’s best for the situation, and they are still valuable employees, those honest moments can make a big difference in the success of a project or even a company. It all starts with appreciation.
It improves corporate culture
Great corporate cultures are built by people who believe in the power of supporting their teams. The best cultures build on the best characteristics of the company and enable employees to be loyal, happy and kind. When leaders show appreciation to employees, employees show appreciation to each other, encouraging good will and collaboration throughout the organization. All employees see the culture you create in your office. Make sure your staff are appreciated and appreciative, so they’ll be happier together for longer.
It increases happiness
It’s important to understand the happiness of your employees is directly related to the amount of appreciation they receive. But keep in mind that people receive appreciation in different ways, so get to know your team. Learn about their preferences and make sure your appreciation isn’t falling on deaf ears.
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