According to The Gallup Organization there are 22 million disengaged employees that cost the American economy up to $350 billion per year in lost productivity, including absence, illness, and other problems that result when workers feel unappreciated. Ninety percent of voluntary resignations are due in part or initiated because the employee feels under appreciated by their manager.
What a waste! Recognizing employees for their unique contributions is easy and doesn't have to cost a penny. In these challenging economic times, we need to look for ways to let employees know that they are valued more than ever. Here are ten ideas to try:
1. Invite an employee to join you. You can convey your value for a team member by inviting them to join you at important client meetings or higher level team meetings. By exposing them to a new group and new discussions, the employee gains a new perspective and you have a chance to show them off to others.
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Article written by: Marnie Green