Thursday, 15 July 2010

How Appreciation Builds Engagement

In previous posts I've begun discussing the need to engage employees, and the role that leaders play in engagement. One of the keys to engagement is in how we recognize one another. Do we thank one another? Do we appreciate one another?

Here is another article I've found that explores the need to appreciate. It considers everything from sharing credit to saying thank you. It is another clear example of how appreciatiation is a fundamental part of engagement. 

It certainly makes sense. Why would you or I be engaged if we didn't feel appreciated for our hard work and effort? Why would we continually work hard and give our best? We may have many intrinsic motivators but at a certain point it would be very difficult to continue and not begin to look for work somewhere else where we would feel that we were appreciated and valued.  

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