Acknowledgement is the key to engagement!
The number one cause for employee disengagement is feeling unappreciated. So true! We have probably all been there! A Harvard Business Review survey found that 40% of workers would put more effort in to their work IF their contribution was recognised more often and no matter whatever your business or workplace size, this rings true.
Employee engagement - a measure of emotional attachment to job, colleagues and organisation - directly affects retention, culture and ultimately productivity. It’s amazing to think that cultivating a culture of gratitude – where team members are purposefully acknowledged for their contribution to the team can impact organisational success so markedly. A culture of gratitude – where great work is regularly acknowledged can also serve as a training tool – reinforcing and encouraging positive contributions – and inspiring others.
Here is something to think about – if you have employees, would they strongly agree that they have been praised for their efforts this week?
The power of gratitude drives our company – we believe in the power of personalised and thoughtful acknowledgement. A CEO who personalises a card to 100’s of employees on special occasions, a manager who goes out of their way to acknowledge contributions throughout the year with a small gift – these say “I acknowledge and appreciate you” – we know the feeling these gestures left us with – and the deepened connection we felt to the business as a result. With this background “gratitude” was born.
We’re not your ordinary gift box company – with business and marketing backgrounds we assist our clients to express their gratitude and reap the rewards. Expression of gratitude is contagious – and demonstration of gratitude inspires others within the team to express theirs – thus creating a culture of recognition and gratitude company wide.
We would be grateful for the opportunity to discuss this further! How do you show your appreciation for your team?