As a CEO, I found that the most powerful motivator for my team was a simple note of thanks for their outstanding work. There is no doubt that when we say the words “thank you,” we make our team feel important and valued, which raises their self-esteem and helps improve their self-image.
Appreciation is one of life’s greatest motivators, and now more than ever, all of our employees need to be shown some level of recognition for the incredible sacrifice and inspire work they perform every day during these unprecedented times. As the leader, make it a priority to appreciate your team, appreciate their commitment to helping the organization navigate these troubled waters, value their contributions, and, most importantly, thank them for their excellent service.
When we take the time to let people know that we value them, it inspires them to continue doing even more. That’s precisely why gratitude is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving.