Learn to appreciate efforts given by others.
According to a CareerBuilder survey, 50% of employees said they believed turnover would decrease if managers recognized their efforts more frequently.
Showing appreciation for employees and the people you work with consistently impacts happiness.
Workers are motivated whenever someone else sees them or their work as being relevant to the company. With a good recognition program in place, people feel valued and have a personal purpose to do their best work, rather than just aimlessly putting in the effort for someone else. All of this results in a positive work environment.
Feeling genuine appreciated lifts people up. At the most basic level, it makes us feel safe and frees us to do our best work. It is also energizing. When our value feels at risk, as it so often does, that worry becomes preoccupying, which drains and diverts our energy from creating value.
I happen to work with a lady, whose passion, zeal, and the love she has for her job, amazes me. She captures every story on the street, the impact of the food campaign, and many of the volunteers and the great job they do in supporting families in the communities, she works tirelessly to highlight the need for the foodbank in communities and the difference it makes in our community, she can spend over 8 hours on the street just to ensure that the task at hand has to be completed and she does this with a smile that inspires.