A recent Gallup poll indicated that 70% of the workers in the United States say that they receive no praise or recognition in the workplace. One man said to me, “I have worked for this company for 20 years and in 20 years, no one has ever told me that they appreciate what I do.” How sad. I think that most managers try to express appreciation, but often their efforts do not connect, because they are speaking the wrong language.
We believe The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace will help managers and colleagues be more effective in expressing appreciation. When people feel appreciated they will reach a higher level of their potential and have a higher level of job satisfaction. This is good for the customer and for the business.