Treating employees with respect and showing appreciation for their work will create a desire in employees to also treat customers and clients well, according to Becky Vaughn-Furlow. It will contribute to higher productivity levels and profitability. It makes employees want to come to work and not dread it. It inspires and motivates them to work harder, produce more, and become more engaged.
How can you call yourself a leader if you have no appreciation for your team and how can you expect them to sustain their great effort daily? When people are giving it their all, and their work is taken for granted, you cannot expect that team to perform at a high level all the time.
According to Stephen Covey, always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.