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Here’s a quick way to make an employee feel valued

Posted by Janet Smith on May 6, 2009

Catch an employee as he or she is leaving at the end of the day, and say, “I just want to make sure you know how much I appreciate you and all that you do for the company.” Accompany with a genuine smile and if it’s your style, maybe a pat on the shoulder.

Some may react with slight embarrassment or even with an awkward silence, but that’s okay. Assuming that you’re a decent boss and the overall work environment is pretty good, they’ll walk out the door feeling on top of the world knowing that they matter.

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1 Comment

  1. A past Intern for The Power of Goodwill

    As a past intern for you, I don’t believe I ever gave you the true thanks that you deserved. The reason being was because I didn’t know what a great mentor and boss you truly were to me. Thank you soo much for everything Janet!

    I am now in a job in which I hate and don’t feel appreciated for things I do. I am micro managed every step of the way and don’t have power to make a decision. I must say this feels pretty crappy! I have come to the point where I don’t really care about the things I do or if I stay or go and sometimes want to be laid off because I hate it that much. This is such a huge difference from my time I spent at The Power of Goodwill. I always felt appreciated and wanted to do better because I was happy being there.

    My point and reason for saying this is to let you know that I understand every effort you have made and every idea you ran by me. You truly have it figured out. You are such a wonderful leader.

    You Rock Janet! Thank you for being you!