Q&A: As a manager of a small business, how do I implement your appreciation tips?

Q: As a manager of a small business team, I’m wanting to implement some of your appreciate tips. Where do I start?

A: Take a particular group of employees that you manage and communicate with them the idea of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. See if they would be willing to take the online quiz so that all of you will then know the primary appreciation language, the secondary appreciation language and the one that is least valuable to those individuals. Let’s see if this would enhance the work relationship. If you start with a small group and they find out it really works and changes the emotional climate, chances are you can then move to another group within the business. I believe that when workers feel appreciated, the company is going to prosper far more than when workers don’t feel appreciated.