Why is Appreciation a good wise investment?
If you are a business manager or organizational leader, you may find these responses going through your mind:
* Why should we be concerned about communicating appreciation to our employees? We pay them fairly!
*They should be thankful they have a job!
*We're running a business here. This isn't about 'hugs and warm fuzzies'; it's about providing goods and services while making a profit!
While these statements are neither unusual or unreasonable for those responsible for the financial well-being of a business, having an accurate understanding of the concepts of appreciation and its role in successful organizations is important for leaders.
Appreciation is not all about "making people feel good"; neither should it be used as a manipulation tool to achieve financial gains. When authentic appreciation is communicated, all stakeholders win - the employee, the leader, the organization, customers and clients. The ROI from training team members at all levels of the organization how to effectively show appreciation for one another is highly significant. It improves organizational functioning, decreases the loss of key team members, and creates a more positive workplace environment.
If you are interested in learning more about the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, contact me. I would love to work with your team in 2020.