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Why You Should Express Appreciation to Employees  

By | Grant Kamperschroer

How happy do you think your employees are? Do you think they enjoy their work? Do you think they feel recognized for their efforts? How about feeling appreciated for being part of your team?

Perhaps not all that surprising, feeling valued at a company can make a huge difference in one’s  enjoyment of their job. What’s more surprising is that happiness in one’s professional life can impact their productivity.

In one study, college students were divided into three groups. One group listed five things they
were grateful for that week; another wrote about five hassles; and the third listed five events (positive or negative) that had happened. After ten weeks, researchers found that the students  who had listed things for which they were grateful felt healthier, more optimistic and more positive about their lives. They even exercised more and slept better than the other participants. 

These benefits do not apply only to students. Other research shows that people who feel appreciated at work tend to be more productive and willing to work harder than those who do not feel valued. Furthermore, they may be more optimistic and better able to cope with stress, ultimately leading to higher job satisfaction.

For more information on these studies covering the importance of employee appreciation, check out the infographic below! It covers the ideas of how companies and managers can incorporate more displays of recognition and gratitude in the workplace, benefiting both the employees and the organization. 

  The Power of Appreciation  from the  visa gift card
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