The most important asset a company has are its employees. Your employees interact with customers, co-workers, managers, partners and get things done. These interactions are critical when establishing a positive culture and providing superior customer service. Since your employees are so valuable, how do you show your gratitude for them?
Showing your appreciation for your employees and making them feel important will bring great results and establish a synergistic culture. There is an accounting firm that takes their employees to Hawaii every year after tax season. That is a wonderful way to say, we know we ask a lot of you during our busiest time and we appreciate your hard work. You don’t need to take your team to Hawaii to show your appreciation and actually, it is the little things that matter most.
Here are 3 quick tips you can do to show gratitude to your employees:
1. Be genuine when offering compliments and praises. Often employees just want to be noticed and appreciated for the work that they do. When showing appreciation make sure you come across as sincere and genuine.
2. Learn about your employees. Find out about their goals, their families, what motivates them, things they like and look forward to. Not everyone is motivated the same way or has the same needs. Doing this will give you the ammo to deliver in step 3.
3. Serve them. Once you know their favorite drink or what goals they are shooting for you can help make a difference in their lives. This will show your concern and gratitude and they will feel appreciated and seen.
Doing these small steps will help make your company culture grow and when employee’s feel appreciated they will give more to the mission and goals of your company. By showing gratitude everyone wins.