When employees feel valued, they will contribute more and perform better at work. They tend to be more engaged, passionate, and incredibly loyal to their work to help the organization fulfill its purpose and vision.
How can you make employees feel valued? Here are a few simple examples, according to Bridget Miller:
1. Recognition. Provide employees with the recognition they deserve.
2. Say “thank you”—simple, but effective, and often overlooked.
3. Solicit their opinion and utilize it as often as possible.
4. Invest in their continued development.
These are only a few, and there are many more strategies one can use to genuinely show their appreciation. A study conducted by Jackson Organisation revealed that organizations that effectively appreciate their employees enjoy a much higher return than firms that don’t.
The number one factor behind the happiness of employees is appreciation.