Appreciation goes a long way in motivating, building relationships, and encouraging positive morale. Here are just a few ways you can show coworkers and employees you appreciate them!
Say thank you. Something as simple as a thank you can make all the difference in turning around someone’s day or helping ensure their hard work has not gone unnoticed. Take the time to say thanks! Share a specific example of something they did for you and how it made a difference.
Let their or your superior know they did an outstanding job. Spread the word that they are doing a good job.
Provide opportunities. When you can, ensure employees and coworkers feel appreciated and valued by providing them opportunities to try new things and grow.
Engage coworkers in a sense of community. Bringing in breakfast or taking an employee to lunch can build community. Let them know you appreciate their being a part of the “team.”
Show interest. Have conversations with your coworkers and develop relationships by asking questions and showing genuine interest in their lives. This shows that you can see beyond yourself and your work into how the rest of the team creates a unique and effective organization.
There are many easy ways to show appreciation. Show someone genuine appreciation today!
Dr. Mimi Hull, president of Hull & Associates (www.hullonline.com), is a fully licensed psychologist who focuses on the workplace. Hull & Associates is a workforce development, training, and consulting firm that improves both organizational and personal effectiveness. Through various successful resources, assessments, and programs, Dr. Mimi is able to achieve bottom-line results for organizations by developing their employees, building cohesive and inclusive teams and strengthening positive leadership. She’s also a familiar voice in the Central Florida area from her long-running radio program on workplace issues and television appearances.