On this Labor Day, I have a personal question. On a scale of 0-10 how much appreciation do you feel from your supervisor? For three years I have asked hundreds of people that question. As you can imagine, I have received answers all the way from 0 to 10. When I ask, Why? That is, “Why did you choose that number”, they tell me what makes them feel appreciated.
What I discovered is that what makes one person feel appreciated is not what makes another person feel appreciated. That became the foundation of my newest book: The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People. It is filled with practical help on how to create a more positive work environment. It’s available at book stores all over the country and online.