The Importance of Showing Appreciation: 10 good reasons to show appreciation

Why appreciation matters so much.
The Importance of Appreciation

Showing Appreciation

 

We all need to know that we’re important in other people’s lives. We all want to be noticed and valued. And we really need to be noticed and valued in private in business life. Why do I believe that it is so important to show appreciation? Because…

The Importance of Appreciation

Why appreciation matters so much

 

We all need to know that we’re important in other people’s lives. We all want to be noticed and valued. And we really need to be noticed and valued in private in business life. It doesn’t matter whether your office is a boardroom, classroom, or anywhere else. Appreciation is at the core of all healthy relationships. Most of us feel like we don’t get enough appreciation. Did you know that one of the main reasons people leave their jobs is because of a lack of appreciation? It’s demoralizing when you’re not recognized for your efforts and skills. There are a lot of people who do things for you every day. Employees, colleagues, family, and friends are expected to do their part. Do they know that you appreciate them? Let others know that you appreciate them.

 

Why do I believe that it is so important to show appreciation? Because…

 

 

 

 

Appreciation is powerful. 10 good reasons to show appreciation

 

Appreciation is the act of giving something or someone their proper value, and everybody has value. The value in a relationship is important because it lets a person know where they stand, and what they mean to you; appreciation is a way of letting that person know what you value.

There are plenty of powerful benefits to the recipient and giver as well.

 

Apply appreciation to your relationships in business and private life and you will…

 

1. … make others happy.

 

 

2. … make yourself happy.

 

It will change your mindset. Our mood and daily outlooks change when we focus on positive things rather than negative.

 

 

 

3. … boost moral.

 

 

4. … motivate others.

 

Giving recognition inspires greatness in others.

 

 

5. … build trust in relationships.

 

Recognition has the largest effect on trust when it occurs immediately after a goal has been met, when it comes from peers, and when it’s tangible, unexpected, personal, and public.

 

 

6. … show respect.

 

 

7. … deepen your relationships.

 

When you look for the good instead of the bad in the people around you, you begin to notice just how interesting they are. You will engage at a higher level.

 

 

8. … see more clearly what counts.

 

Your focus change and will be more positive.

 

 

9. … see more innovative results.

 

Employees who recognize their team members experience a huge increase in innovation.

 

 

10. … increase your effectiveness.

 

Giving recognition has a direct impact on results. Employees who give recognition experience a huge increase in work results.

 

 

 

How?

 

Go ahead and thank someone for something they’ve done for you. It costs you so little, but it might mean the world to the other person.

 

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How about taking the time to appreciate someone today? And do you know how to appreciate yourself?

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This article is a short excerpt of the more comprehensive course materials my clients receive in group or individual training or coaching.

First published: March 21, 2001
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: April 3, 2018
Translation: April 3, 2009
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