In the first article of our roundtable series, we looked at communication being a two-way conversation.
Let’s turn our attention to appreciation.
The Merriam-webster dictionary tells us that appreciation is:
• a feeling or expression of admiration, approval, or gratitude.
Showing appreciation to our staff or volunteers, enables them to know they are valued, worthwhile, and respected. We’re not talking about flattery. Appreciating someone is recognizing their value and what they bring to the team. When we appreciate the people in our team, we are acknowledging their worth and what they contribute to the whole. Positively showing appreciation to our team empowers them to know they are valued, and in turn, they will want to do their best to edify each other and build the organization of which they are part of.
• Acknowledge the work they undertake.
• Enable opportunities for the team to develop professionally.
• Foster a culture of collaboration, trust, and respect among your team and model this in your leadership.
• Accommodate needs within your team where possible.
• Celebrate achievements and milestones.
Showing appreciation to your team empowers them, it affirms them, and amplifies their confidence.
How can you show appreciation to your team today?