July 30th, 2019
Is your organization struggling with low employee performance?
While there can often be multiple reasons that impact employee performance, there’s an easy and what I believe an underutilized solution. One that is underestimated in terms of the benefit and impact it can have not only on your employee’s performance but your business as well.
Show your employees you appreciate them. Better yet tell them every chance you can and watch the impact it has on them AND your business.
When people feel appreciated and valued, they will always go the extra mile and do so with joy.
Early in my career, I remember in one of my first jobs there was a time where I was putting in a lot of long hours. At the time, I was happy doing so. I was enjoying my job and the work I was doing. More importantly, my manager at the time made sure to tell me he appreciated me for the time I was putting in.
One day he pulled me aside and said, “Lisa, I just want you to know I recognize the time and effort you’re putting in, and I appreciate it.” Knowing this made a huge impact on me and my performance. It made it easy for me to show up and perform at my best.
The domino effect here is your business is impacted in the best way possible. Not only will you feel great for making your employee’s feel valued, but your customers will also feel the benefits.
Employees who feel appreciated are more engaged in their job which means better customer service and happier customers.
Not to mention, you’ll increase trust and loyalty.
Show appreciation and tell your people you appreciate them regularly. It’s simple, it’s easy and it has multiple benefits beyond helping to improve your employee’s performance.
If you were to shift the way you lead and show more appreciation, what would the impact be on YOUR employees and business?
Let me know in the comments below!