Please STOP throwing away money on your employees!
Now if you know me at all, you know this sounds weird coming out of my mouth (fingers?). Either way, it’s weird for you to read something that seems to sound like I don’t care about employees, because you know that couldn’t be further from the truth. Employees are our most incredible resource, but sometimes they can also be our biggest challenge. I found us a really great book that solves this and I know that reading it will blow your mind like it did mine!
A Life-Changing Book: “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace”
I’ve been really into this great book lately called “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.” It is truly magical. In my entire career I have never been interested in buying into anyone’s methods other than mine, in the sense that I would then teach that person’s methods. This book was so effective that it made me consider one day getting certified as a trainer in their methods—because I know it can help SO many business owners!
The benefits business owners can see include:
- Saving money.
- Having MORE EFFECTIVELY engaged and appreciated staff.
- Feeling more appreciated themselves.
- Increasing profitability and systemization because of greater levels of employee engagement and happiness.
Take the Test—What is Your Appreciation Style?
I highly recommend reading the book or listening on audible, and having your entire team take this test (yes, including you) to figure out what everyone’s appreciation language is.
5 Reasons to STOP throwing away money on your employees
The most compelling reasons for you to do this:
1. You’ll understand how differently you think from your staff. I thought my staff wanted money and gifts; I didn’t realize that this wasn’t the kind of appreciation they wanted.
2. You’ll stop throwing away money on your employees with the wrong kind of appreciation for staff. I used to throw a lot of money and gifts at my teams, but realized after doing the test and talking with them that they prefer quality time and acts of service! Here’s a great article on different kinds of appreciation that you can show your employees (one of the experts quoted is Dr. Paul White, the co-author of “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace”).
3. You’ll start to see a much more engaged and happy staff because they are being effectively appreciated and motivated. This video talks about how to give staff recognition and appreciation that means something to them:
4. You will no longer be the only one responsible for appreciating others; the majority of appreciation should come from the team/coworkers!
5. IT WORKS!!!
If you need more help to find ways to show appreciation for your employees that make a positive difference, contact TMH Business Coaching and Consulting today for a confidential, free, no-obligation consultation to propel you forward. Also, please feel free to add yourself to our weekly coaching tips email!