Business leaders or managers, representing the forward-thinking attitudes of a company have several responsibilities on their shoulders. These may include brainstorming from time to time, project development tracking, keeping an eye on employee performance, etc. But what these leaders often forget is to appreciate their employees from time to time. And to express gratitude to them for showing dedication towards work. After all, these employees are the engine of the company, performing their tasks and remaining committed to business improvement. Employee appreciation is usually overlooked considering the fact that they are being paid for their services.
At most workplaces, when employees don’t get recognized for the sheer amount of dedication they put in a project, it can result in job dissatisfaction. Eventually, they might quit their job, and that’s certainly not the right solution.
Now, we must all know that a mere ‘thank you’ or a ‘sorry’ won’t bring in a culture of employee appreciation in your workplace. You will have to put in more effort, but this certainly doesn’t mean that you go overboard and start pampering your employees. This behavior can cause employees to become mediocre and unproductive.
Ways to Take a Step Towards Appreciation
Say ‘Thank You’ More
Sure, you thank your employees from time to time, but do you really appreciate their efforts? Your employees should be able to feel the warmth within your gratitude. Be more genuine while you express gratitude, it is a great way to let your employees know that they’re valuable to the firm.
Acknowledge Hard Work
When an employee works late nights and shows full commitment towards a project, he deserves at least an acknowledgment. A word of appreciation may bring positive growth to your employee’s productivity and creativity.
HR can help by organizing various competitions for employee engagement and to maintain a healthy environment in the workplace. You can also reward them with a holiday package or an online certification. To accomplish these steps towards employee appreciation, pay attention to small details that matter to your employees.
Managers must know that constant support and motivation is needed for employees to feel satisfied and have fun in the workplace. So, don’t forget to say a meaningful ‘thank you’ to your employee the next time they perform well.