Please say thank you…it’s not always money they are after!
Do you know how far a “thank you” or a simple gesture of appreciation can go? Have you tried? I have watched and worked with a number of executives, owners and managers in my career and it always amazes me that so many simply miss the boat on employee appreciation.
- They get paid to do the work…why do they need a thank you as well!
- I am too busy to stop and thank everyone for doing a good job!
- They don’t care if I say “thank you” to them.
- (internal voice) I don’t want them to get credit for a good job when I can get credit instead…believe it, it happens.
And I could go on! Employee appreciation is a critical component to the success of your company’s or your own well-being. You wouldn’t want to have a disgruntled driver behind the wheel of your car service or an unhappy chef preparing your meal would you? Both of those are paid services as well so don’t assume that paying an employee is all that matters. At times, it is a fine line between success and failure in relationships, both professional and personal, and I challenge us all to start tomorrow off with a simple “thank you” to a spouse, child, boss, employee or a complete stranger. You may actually be shocked at the response you will receive from that individual!
Until next time!