“Next to physical survival, is the greatest need, psychological survival.”
It is assumed that 89% of individuals resign from a position for more money. However, the fact of the matter is that only 12% resign from their positions for financial reasons while 88% resign for other reasons.
Utilising the Motivating by Appreciation model as explored in their book, “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace”, Gary Chapman and Dr Paul White conducted pilot projects in various business settings. The feedback was extremely encouraging. They discovered that what makes one employee feel appreciated is not necessarily what makes another employee feel highly rated. However, once a supervisor or fellow employee learns to “speak” the primary appreciation language of that particular person, the results become truly significant.
Learn your own and your colleagues, language of appreciation. Some people like to receive gifts, other prefer praise, while others feel appreciated if someone helps them with a task. If there is mutual understanding of each person’s language of appreciation, managing your team and resolving conflict situations will be so much easier.