How to Show Your Leadership Team Your Appreciation: 7 Tactics that Guarantee Results

By | June 7, 2019

[June 7, 2019] In today’s fast-paced work environment, the focus is on established goals and achieved results. There’s no room for the little man. No room for gratitude and appreciation.

However, workplace gratitude and appreciation have many positive effects on employees and the company’s culture. Not only can they create a distinctive company culture and grow employee relationships, but they can also make employees spread their positive feelings with others, helping out with a project.

That’s why it’s crucial to find time to recognize and reward your coworkers. Here are some tactics that guarantee results.

Celebrate even the small wins

Sometimes your team put a lot of effort but didn’t manage to deliver promised results. In those occasions, it’s important to show appreciation for achieved results because they are valuable lessons you can learn from. That way, you will show that the effort matters, and this will motivate your team members to keep up the good work.

Offer many opportunities to learn

According to Helena Stevenson, a regular content writer at assignmentmasters reviews and occasional contributor for customwritings review, it’s vital to provide enough opportunities for your team members to develop professionally and learn. One option is to give them more challenging tasks or more responsibilities, and another is to invest in their education by paying their courses.

Give them extra time off

Another way to appreciate and reward the work of your team members is to offer them more paid time off. Nowadays, time is the most valuable resource, given that it is limited. Besides, it gives your coworkers the possibility to travel more, spend more quality time with their family, or pursue their passions, and this is priceless.

Include a profit-sharing program

Pauline Summer, an HR professional and regular contributor for dissertation uk and assignment helper suggests that a profit-sharing program could remind the employees that the overall success of the company is actually their success as well. This small gesture will give them the reason to engage more and achieve better results which will be beneficial for both parties.

Show your gratitude on social media

Employees’ birthdays or work anniversaries are perfect opportunities to recognize their achievements and say thank you. For example, you can post a photo of your team member and write something about their contribution to the company or mention some interesting fact about them that other coworkers probably don’t know.

Host various events

Keith Rodgers, a business writer at edubirdie review and ukwritings review, propose hosting different events as an efficient way to express gratitude: “Organize a pizza party at lunch or a cooking class for your team members. The possibilities are endless. Just think about the preferences of your team and give them a memorable experience.”

Implement their ideas

The accent is usually on the feedback of your team members. But how many times did you actually implement their ideas? That’s the catch. When the employees see that their feedback wasn’t considered, they will stop making new suggestions. Therefore, try to implement the ideas of your coworkers because it will make them appreciated.

To conclude

Consider all the strategies mentioned above as an investment that will improve your coworkers work performance and enhance your business results, not as a waste of money or time. All your effort and resources for expressing appreciation will pay off, just be consistent in your practice.


Author: Scott Mathews

Scott Mathews is a content writer who shares useful business and productivity tips that give real value and inspire other people to become the best version of themselves. When he isn't writing, Scott loves to travel, hang out with his family and friends, as well as binge-watch popular TV shows.

11 thoughts on “How to Show Your Leadership Team Your Appreciation: 7 Tactics that Guarantee Results

  1. Drew Dill

    Mr. Matthews, another good article for my morning read. Thank you.

  2. Willie Shrumburger

    We are assuming that those who are in the ‘fast-paced work environment’ are not recent college snowflakes. We have seen others here, like me, writing about the character weakness of young adults these days and the tragedy they are helping to make. I watched “Saving Private Ryan” again last night (lots of war movies on). I thought to myself WOW, how could these men storm the beaches. Of course, I didn’t see any women libbers angling to get into the boats going ashore under German fire.

    1. Georgie M.

      Willie, don’t make the ‘women libs’ mad at you. Their feelings might get hurt.

    2. Yusaf from Texas

      This is why the study of history is so important to understand the human condition and to learn from the mistakes and successes of others.

      1. Anita

        Well said Yusaf. I’m afraid, however, that most history departments in the US have been corrupted by those more interested in the so-called (political and social) rights of the ‘downtrodden.’ Loved this post.

  3. JT Patterson

    I like “giving them time off” as one of the more important ones. It seems that Millenials and older workers appreciate this more than a couple of dollars in the paycheck. Good job here, Scott.

  4. Max Foster

    I think “show our gratitude” is one of the key elements here. But showing it on social media may not be the right thing to do. With so many people abusing social media and the social media companies themselves violating our privacy, this might not be the way to go. Thinking of other ways to show gratitude publically like putting something on the company bulletin board, an internal website item, an email, etc. I think these work too. But don’t forget to say something with other employees around.

    1. Len Jakosky

      Good point Max. An old axiom is to ‘praise in public’. I think this is the point of what Scott is making here.

  5. Maureen S. Sullivan

    A pleasure to see and read another worthy article by you. Keep up the good work.

    1. Gil Johnson

      Thanks, Scott. Like Maureen (another regular contributor), I too enjoyed your previous article. Thanks for contributing to Gen. Satterfield’s leadership blog.


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