When you’re unappreciated at work, it’s hard to stay positive and easy to become unproductive. When you’re doing good work and you feel like nobody cares, you start to feel less attached to your position. If you don’t want your employees to look for work elsewhere, here are a few ways you can make them feel valued.
Be thankful: When you tell your employees that you’re thankful for the work they do, it gives them a sense of worth. Anytime you hear positive things about an employee, pass that information along. You don’t have to throw them a parade, but hearing that you’re doing good work means a lot. It means even more when you find out it came from a coworker or a client.
Find out what makes them tick: Each one of your employees is driven by different motivations. By getting to know your employees on a personal level you can help them work towards their goals and dreams. Use this information to help each employee grow in a way that will give them value and help fulfill their career aspirations.
Give them trust and respect: Employees who have shown the ability to handle responsibility should be given the opportunity to make decisions on their own. Help your employees take ownership in the company by investing in their development, and growing them into future leaders of the company.