Appreciation Increases Satisfaction
Everyone wants to feel like their contributions are appreciated. I know I do. And an employee recognition survey confirmed it. People are who feel appreciated are 85% more satisfied in their job.
Interestingly, feeling appreciation from colleagues at your level and not just from your management makes a big difference in your satisfaction. Maybe it’s because a compliment from someone at your level who understands all the requirements for actually getting the work accomplished somehow means more to us.
Even though it’s your relationship with your immediate boss who influences your job happiness most, it seems it’s your peers who can greatly affect your job satisfaction. To increase your team’s happiness and satisfaction on the job, you should try these tips:
#1. Your comments of appreciation must be genuine. Phoniness won’t work.
#2. Find out what kind of appreciation is important to your employees. Everything doesn’t work for everybody.
#3. Encourage employees to show appreciation for one another.
#4. Start at the top with leadership showing appreciation for the staff.
These four suggestions are a good start to ensuring the hard work and dedication is not taken for granted. People need to feel gratitude when they’re working hard to get a job done. Showing appreciation for a job well done pays off in many ways for the organization and the employee.
Do you have any other tips about appreciation at work?