Why is appreciation needed?

Me: Raised the blue ribbon because I made a sale!
Everybody: Claps their hands
Your Boss: “Great job! Let’s do more!”

Nostalgia. These are simple words to speak, but is often being forgotten and kept in a treasure box.

Many leaders love to set goals – they love seeing numbers, they enjoy being on top, and they become greedy about increasing targets every time someone hits the benchmark.

They say – It’s a standard and a continuous journey about working – being able to go beyond expectations. But they forgot one thing – Appreciation.

Why is appreciation needed? It’s needed for 3 practical reasons:

  1. Appreciation is an evaluation of something that has been done.
  2. It validates that you are human AND
  3. It’s not that hard to say.

Appreciation is not a reward. It’s not something that you need to earn – but definitely would not equate to any expensive reward system because of its priceless nature.

Next time someone does something good, no matter how small it is, and regardless of what position they hold in your organization — tap their back and say “Great job”. Trust me – it creates a sense of Belongingness  


“..And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him…” Colossians 3:17


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