When is the last time you made your employees feel appreciated? Did you have a group gathering and give everyone a certificate and free donuts? That would actually be recognition and it is not the same as appreciation. There is so much to really learn about appreciation.
Dr. Ricks has become a certified facilitator with the guidance of Dr. Paul White and Dr. Gary Chapman, the creators of the five languages of appreciation in the workplace. You may be familiar with The 5 Love Languages book, written by Dr. Chapman. The languages of appreciation in the workplace are detailed in a similar regard but specifically as it relates to working with employees, colleagues, and more.
According to Drs. Chapman and White (2019), one study found that 79% of employees who choose to quit their jobs do so because of lack of appreciation. Wow! This is a startling statistic that raises the awareness that everyone is not only focused on a paycheck when they choose to work somewhere. It is up to the employer to determine what the employee really needs to be at their best.
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Chapman, G. & White, P. (2019). The 5 languages of appreciation in the workplace: Empowering organizations by encouraging people. Northfield Publishing.