New Online Assessment Helps Leaders Avoid Wasting Time & Energy When Communicating Employee Appreciation

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Appreciation at Work’s newly released on-line tool gives managers and co-workers the information they need to make sure that their efforts at appreciation are successful.

Staff turnover is the highest non-productive cost to businesses. While money is a factor, it’s not the primary reason people leave their jobs. The vast majority of employees – 79% – who voluntarily leave their company say their primary reason for leaving is because they don’t feel appreciated.

While the importance and benefits of communicating authentic appreciation to employees is becoming more accepted by organizational leaders, the approaches they have been using are missing the mark. Employee recognition programs continue to use generic, impersonal methods that cause employees to view these practices as inauthentic and respond with cynicism, sarcasm and distrust – opposite reactions than the intended effect. When employees truly feel valued, employee engagement increases and a more positive workplace culture develops.

Appreciation at Work’s newly released on-line tool gives managers and co-workers the information they need to make sure that their efforts at appreciation are successful. The Expanded version of the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory identifies each employees’ preferred language of appreciation and the specific actions they desire (and from whom they want them). The respondent is also able to choose the actions they don’t want others to use to communicate appreciation to them. Over 200,000 people have taken the inventory, which allows the employees’ results to be compared with those of the general population.

“We are excited at Appreciation at Work to provide a more robust assessment of employees’ preferred ways of how they want to be shown appreciation AND allow them to communicate actions they don’t want. Supervisors and colleagues will be more consistently ‘hitting the target’ and avoid creating negative reactions with their team members,” according to Dr. Paul White, President.

For more information, visit http://www.mbainventory.com or contact Carolyn Shaw at Carolyn(at)appreciationatwork(dot)com

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