It’s important to feel appreciated at work. It makes people feel valued and drives them to do their best.
It also helps with wellbeing and mental health, so it really can make a difference.
One of our Operations Managers, Tonia Marston, talked to us about appreciation in the workplace.
“Appreciation goes a long way – it is one of the many factors that keeps me motivated and focused in my job.”
Tonia also shared that it’s all well and good feeling appreciated but it’s also important to show other people that you appreciate them too.
So, how does Tonia show appreciation to her team?
“I show I appreciate them by being there for them. I listen to them when they want to get something off their chest and respect and recall when they’ve ever gone that extra mile.
I acknowledge their success in my team meetings and make sure this is shared with the rest of the team.
I also attend as many of their ‘special event’ days as possible, even at the weekends, to show my appreciation of their planned activities. I am available for them as much as possible and respect their down time.”
This is a great example of how you can show someone you appreciate them, sometimes it really is as simple as being there for someone and listening to them.
Employee appreciation is not just a one-time thing
While we like to celebrate Employee Appreciation Day every March, true appreciation is ongoing. It’s not a case of expressing it for one day and then not the next. Everyone needs to feel appreciated as well as show others they’re appreciated.
Why is it important?
It will help get the best out of you and your team.
It will help your wellbeing and keep you feel valued.
And most of all…
It will help everyone be happy.
So, let’s all try to stay happy!