Building a culture of appreciation comes down mainly to many small commonsense practices, according to Kerry Roberts Gibson, Kate O’Leary, and Joseph R. Weintraub. For example:
-Not taking your people for granted.
-Remembering to say thank you
-Showing that you’re interested in your employees’ growth personally and professionally.
-Providing balance feedback
And so much more makes a world of difference in the eyes of your team. When leaders start expressing more gratitude for the great work their team is producing every day, you might be surprised at what a big difference it makes. But, unfortunately, many people in leadership positions fall into the trap of not giving people a meaningful sense of appreciation; they reduce these critical initiatives as just another box for managers to check and are completely disconnected from employees’ accomplishments.
When leaders genuinely appreciate their team, it shows people that their work is valued and creates a culture that inspires others to do the same.