It’s doesn’t have to be a big deal.
We don’t ask for it, but it sure does feel good when we get it.
In fact, in a few seconds, you could instantly change the engagement rate of people who work for and with you.
It doesn’t cost you anything, except a piece of humble pie.
What’s even more surprising, is that the giver of it can experience a surge in attitude from simply expressing it.
It’s the secret sauce to better work relationships that doesn’t have to cost you or your company a dime.
Appreciation is different than recognition. Recognition at work is seen as something you do to “reward” someone for a job well done. Appreciation is instead the recognition of who someone is and what they mean to you. Appreciation is about recognizing that a person has provided
Appreciation is something you give, from your heart, that touches theirs.
Organizations are searching and meeting and discussing what things they could do to improve engagement and retain their best employees.
It’s simple. Make the time and effort to slow down and truly let someone know how much you appreciate them for the value they bring to you, their team, and your organization.
It’s a few minutes, a few words, and trust me, it will not cost you a dime and be priceless to both of you.
Employee appreciation day was March 1st. Forget the day. Let’s make it daily.