Last time, we talked about how communicating desires within your team can improve team morale. This time, we’re talking about how emphasizing the value of your employees can boost morale!
Solution #3: Emphasize Employee Value. Everybody wants to feel valued. Make a point to recognize an employee’s good work and make sure your team knows how their work positively affects those whom the company serves. Let them know that their work is noticed, meaningful, and worth their time and effort.
One source notes that when employees feel like their efforts go unrecognized and under-appreciated, they are 42% less likely to be engaged in their job. This source also notes that when an employee’s work is recognized, there was an 18x increase in productivity and effort.
Recognizing the time and effort your employees put into their jobs doesn’t have to be a whole event. While you can introduce financial incentives, you can also implement consistent employee-recognition opportunities. Simply recognizing your team’s hard work with a free lunch, a verbal kudos at a meeting, a team award, or special time off can give your employees the boost of morale they need to stay engaged.
There are countless ways to show your employees appreciation, and you might be surprised at how far this recognition goes in creating a more positive workplace atmosphere.
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