Employees respond to appreciation at work, especially when it’s expressed through recognition of their efforts because it confirms their work is valued. A simple thank you goes a long way and will not only make your employees feel good, but will actually benefit your business in the process. Here’s how:
It’s well-known that engaged staff are significantly more productive, working efficiently and proactively in order to do a good job. If efforts are likely to be praised and rewarded, then it makes sense that a member of staff will work harder to receive such employee recognition
Recognizing an employee’s efforts demonstrates that the job they are doing is valuable to the business. It sends the message that their hard work is worth rewarding and therefore must be important. This, in turn, makes the individual feel that they are making a difference.