Want something you can do that is free and yields a 40%+ growth in productivity?
In today’s blog we want to remind you of a free, yet powerful tool in your arsenal to help motivate employees and get them more engaged - showing appreciation.
Different from appreciation is recognition, where you point out something wonderful someone did. Recognition is conditioned on behavior. But appreciation has to do with the person… and how they add to the team.
Appreciation is based on who you are (your identity), and recognition is based on what you do your performance. The benefits of expressing appreciation are stunning. Both recognizing others and appreciating others has tremendous impact on employee performance.
According to a study by the HAAS School of Business at UC Berkeley, when people are recognized for work they did well (their actions) they are 23% more effective and productive over those that were not recognized.
Yet, when people felt...