4 Easy Ways to Show Your Team Gratitude
You have an amazing team — and you know it. The people powering your organization work hard each day to make it a success. They put their heart and soul into their jobs because they’re fully committed to your organization.
Working in the behavioral health field is incredibly rewarding, but it can also be challenging. You want your employees to know how much you appreciate them, but you don’t have the time or budget for grand gestures — and that’s okay. In life, it’s actually the little things that mean the most.
Here are a few simple ways to display gratitude, that will make your team feel special.
Get to Know Employees
Make people feel like more than just a number by taking the time to learn more about them. Start by calling them by their names in conversation — learn them ASAP if you don’t already know them — as this adds an extra level of personalization. Next, inquire a bit about their personal lives — i.e., spouses, kids, where they live — as this shows your interest in them as people. When their busy, important boss cares enough to ask about them, people feel valued.
Surprise the Team
Show employees how grateful you are for their efforts by doing something special for them. Surprise the team by bringing in donuts, having lunch catered, or buying a round of drinks at happy hour. Your act of kindness doesn’t have to cost a lot, as it’s the thought that counts. Knowing you’ve noticed their hard work and are grateful for everything they do will increase employee loyalty and motivate them to work even harder.
Treat Successes as a Group Win
When your team does something great, you probably get the credit for it. Sure, you definitely deserve recognition, but so do all of your employees. From their perspective, there are few things more irritating than having a boss who takes credit for their work.
Show respect by making it clear who’s really responsible for the win — i.e., the entire group or a certain employee. Acknowledging employees will make them feel like their work really matters because their efforts are showcased front and center.
Say ‘Thank You’
Your employees never cease to amaze you. They’re always willing to go the extra mile for the greater good — and you couldn’t appreciate them more. The thing is, they’re not mind-readers. If you don’t say ‘thank you’ and other kind words to express your gratitude, they probably won’t know how much they’re valued.
It only takes a second to share a few encouraging sentiments, and it will definitely make an employee’s day. You probably don’t realize how much your team respects you and the power you have to really make them feel special. Take advantage of this by making a habit of showering your team with appreciation.
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