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Appreciation Makes a Difference at Work

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Appreciation is important in the office. According to Dr. Paul White, Psychologist and President of Appreciation at Work, it's the key to workplace retention and building relationships that lead to a happier and healthier culture.

Dr. White reports that as many as 65 percent of employees in North America say that they haven't received recognition at work in the past year. And when employees don't feel valued, the cost to an organization can be quite high. Workers often become disengaged and lack a desire to do work. Productivity suffers, along with customer service and internal culture. 


While according to Dr. White many employers have some type of recognition program in place,  he claims that most of them lack authentic and meaningful appreciation. A big reason why is that the difference between recognition and appreciation is often misconstrued. Recognition is a gesture that focuses on the results of an employee's work. Appreciation is a gesture that focuses on the employee as a person. 


An employer can create of culture of appreciation in the workplace by first determining which of the 5 languages of appreciation—which Dr. White identified in order to make any workplace environment more encouraging and productive—best engage individuals and teams. 


Listen to our webinar with Dr. White to find out how appreciation can be communicated in ways that resonate with workers.



Learn more from our discussion with Dr. White here to find out how employers can empower their workforce with appreciation that matters. 


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Written by Carla Kath

Carla Corban Kath is the Director of Customer Success Strategy at Staffbase. She is a purveyor of career adventures who has experienced internal communications from the inside out during her tenure in marketing (primarily) for healthcare organizations. She believes that carefully crafted content—much like cupcakes—can provide sweet experiences for both employees and customers. Raised in the South and surviving in the Northeast, she relies on a prudent "bless your heart" every day.

Staffbase Summit 2018, 26-27 April in Berlin