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Perhaps not all too surprising, feeling valued at your job can have a dramatic effect on how much you enjoy your job. What is more surprising is how that increase enjoyment can impact one’s productivity. Knowing this, how can you make your team feel valued and happy?
According to a study, fundraisers who were acknowledged and thanked for their efforts made 50% more fundraising calls than those who received no such messages. Other research shows that employees that felt grateful were more likely to help others in the office and participate in “prosocial” behaviors. This could mean an increase in collaboration and output for your company.
Expressing appreciation at work can also improve employee engagement. Studies shows that 7 in 10 workers who bosses recognized their efforts described themselves as happy at their jobs. Other research agrees that providing specific positive feedback could improve motivation, productivity and participation.
For more information about the importance of employee appreciation, check out the accompanying resource. It describes how companies and managers might incorporate more displays of recognition and gratitude into the workplace, which could benefit both employees and the organization.