Most companies recognize employees are the backbone of their organization, but unfortunately, many don’t treat their workers accordingly. And, a little bit of appreciation can make a significant difference.
Valued Employees Are Engaged
When employees believe what they are doing is important and necessary, they will work harder. But, when workers believe no one notices what they do, they will turn in a subpar performance. If you want your employees to give 100%, make sure they know 100% is worth their effort.
Valued Employees Speak Up
Smart organizations ask employees for feedback, acknowledge their ideas and, if appropriate, act on their suggestions. Workers at these companies view their ideas as important and even critical for the success of the business. On the other hand, if management discourages input or ignores suggestions, workers will stop offering advice and simply do as they are told. This is not a recipe for creativity or innovation.
Valued Employees Are Loyal
Most people want to be a part of something bigger than themselves, and they want to do their job well. If they feel as though their efforts are worthwhile and appreciated, they will continue to invest in the company. If they feel overlooked and insignificant, they will invest their energy into doing the bare minimum or into finding another job. And, this creates a costly and demoralizing situation for companies of all sizes.
Valued Employees Are More Productive
Between motivation, empowerment and dedication, businesses shouldn’t be surprised to find gratitude increases productivity. However, research backs up this theory. In a study at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, researchers randomly divided university fundraisers into two groups. The first group made phone calls the same way they always had, but the second group received a special thank you message from the director of annual giving. What was the difference? The group who received the pep talk made 50% more fund-raising calls than those who did not hear the speech.
How Can You Show Your Employees They Are Important?
Saying thank you doesn’t need to be time consuming or expensive. Sure, stock options and raises are nice, but a simple handwritten note can speak volumes. If you are looking for more ideas, check out 65 Ways to Show Your Appreciation Without Breaking Your Budget.
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