How many times have we wanted our bosses or clients to
appreciate our efforts? But all we get is a fake, manipulated string of words
that are said not out of real gratitude but mere obligation.
So, as a leader, it is necessary for you not make any of
your employee feel this way. Lack of real appreciation can make them feel
insecure about their jobs. Your employees will like their jobs only when they
are being given enough credit for their work. Let us help you out, with the
whole appreciation spree:
Before you move to your employees and coworkers,
you need to take a moment to appreciate people in your personal life. Your
parents who have constantly supported your ambitions, your education. Your maid
who keeps your house clean and cooks great food when you reach back home tired.
Your partner for their continuous push and encouragement.
Take a moment to appreciate all those friends
and colleagues at work who make your office days enjoyable. These people make
office life less stressful, and support your professionally, mostly because
they are probably going through the same thing. Make an effort to make them
feel special or simply thank them for their help and assistance.
Sometimes to let a person know how much their
presence means to you, you may have to do a little more than merely thanking
them with words. Get them a tangible present – gift coupons, a plant, and movie
tickets, anything that has visible benefits. Some people need to hear it, while
some people need to see it.
There are some people in the office that help
you out with certain specific tasks that you may not be able to do on your own,
well you’ve got to make them realize they add meaningful input to your efforts.
Make it clear to them that you are genuinely appreciative of their efforts.
A moment of gratitude can bring a great difference in your
attitude. You can’t survive in this world alone, and there are people who
constantly help you move forward. It is therefore important to acknowledge
their presence and importance in your life. Surrounding yourself with people
who constantly push you forward just adds onto your productivity. Sometimes you
may to do more than just a ‘hey thanks’. You do better, when you are aware of
all the people who help you through your day. Don’t take anyone for granted and
learn to appreciate efforts.