Lara Raulf is a business psychologist, business coach, mother of two children and passionate personnel developer at Hamburg-based KVG HANSAINVEST. As a source of inspiration, Lara now writes regularly about current and future-oriented topics in personnel and management development. The focus here is on modern leadership, appreciation in everyday work, empowerment and transformation.
Appreciation – everyone wants it. Very few get them sufficiently. According to EY, a lack of appreciation is one of the most frequently cited reasons for termination.
The advantages of appreciation are so obvious:
1 //improves working atmosphere and reduces stress
2 // prevents mental illness
3 // strengthens company loyalty and promotes loyalty
4 // reduces absenteeism
5 // increases motivation and personal performance
But how do I, as a manager, show appreciation to my employees?
1 // Praise & show gratitude
not primarily the performance or the result, but the personal commitment and the person as a whole. The recipient must feel: "I am meant by this very personally." Praise in a timely, personal, sincere and attentive manner.
2 // Convey your expectations
Every manager has expectations when it comes to working together. Be sure to talk about yours in a 1:1 conversation. This leads to clarity, transparency and appreciation, as it enables your employees to work successfully with you in the first place.
3 // Give trust
Demonstrate: Your expertise is essential. Your contribution to the company's success is significant and will be seen! Trusting strengthens your employee's self-esteem and self-efficacy.
4 // Ask about the needs and values
True appreciation can only be perceived if you, as a manager, are aware of the values of your employees!
5 // Give the gift of time
You can give your time to your employee in a weekly, biweekly – whatever is appropriate. The important thing is to stay close to the employee during the employee journey. A 1:1 reduces the risk that your employee will be dissatisfied unnoticed or even resign internally.
6 // Lead in a strengths-oriented way
Do you know the strengths of your employees? Perceive the specific talents and skills and create the space for them to develop. To be seen with one's strengths is a great appreciation.
Do you have any other ideas on how to show appreciation as a manager in everyday life?
How important is appreciation to you?
Good luck and enjoy trying it out further💪🏻👋🏻
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