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How to Make Your Staff Feel Appreciated

Depending on which statistics you look at, almost half of American workers never feel appreciated at work. So in an article for Fast Company, Lydia Dishman shares some quick reminders on how you can keep your team feeling appreciated. Firstly, work on wife-life integration with employees; try to adjust their workflows over time so that the work they are doing agrees with their passions. It shows you are taking an active interest in their happiness …

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Higher Sense of Inclusion Creates Higher Performance

In an article for Forbes, Karen Higginbottom reviews data from a report that surveyed over 1,500 employees from six countries. Among insights garnered, it was found that people who feel more included at work are more likely to suggest new product or process ideas. Interestingly, inclusion was defined as an employee who considered him or herself to be “both similar and distinct” from colleagues; in other words, they felt like they belonged, but they also …

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A Value Proposition for Making Your Employees Feel Valued

If you personalize how you make your team members feel valued, you maximize your chances of creating a fulfilled team. In an article for TLNT, Shea Heaver discusses how to craft your “value proposition.” For starters, do not make yourself the point of reference for how you think others act and think; you might be a big weirdo! Instead, take the time to learn about employees. For example, some people might like a public thank …

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Be a Servant Leader to Make Your People Feel Valued

In an article for Inc., Marcel Schwantes combs the leadership literature and pinpoints three key practices that make employees feel valued. The first of these practices is to simply trust and believe in your people. That means you always emphasize communication, you maintain transparency, and you offer opportunities for employees to further develop. Second—and related—is to respect your people. Increase collaboration wherever possible and demand that everyone is treated with dignity. When collaboration is high, …

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4 Simple Ways to Make Your Employees Feel Valued

Investments have value. So if you want your employees to feel valued, you need to invest in them. In an article for the Muse, Avery Augustine shares four simple tips to support and empower your people: Recognize your employees’ contributions each time you assign them new work. As they accomplish more (and more challenging) work, they will feel like valued and irreplaceable parts of the company. Bring it to employees’ attention whenever other people have …

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Who’s Being Left Out on Your Team?

Many organizations focus more on ensuring there is workforce diversity than on ensuring there is actual employee inclusion. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Carolyn O’Hara discusses how you can increase employee retention by ensuring everyone on your team feels like an important member: Recognize “micro inequities,” which are very slight differences in the way individuals are treated. The example given is that a woman felt excluded because a male colleague only shook hands …

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4 Things Not to Do to Build Trust with the Team

The lazy way out is typically the wrong way out. Especially in business, if you want people to trust you, you need to put in some effort. In an article for Entrepreneur, Glenn Llopis shares four things you should remember not to do: Fail to build rapport: You need to engage people in conversations and get to know them, both their motivations and their apprehensions. Work with them and empower them to succeed, which will …

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The No-Brainers of Building Trust at Work

Everyone has to start somewhere. If you are a caveman recently thawed out of ice and need to learn how to build trust at work from the ground up, then Monster has the article for you. Pat Mayfield lays out the most obvious yet essential parts of building trust: Be honest, especially in situations where it might hurt you but will significantly help others. Practice good judgement, knowing that there are right and wrong times …

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The Trust Equation & 3 Tips

In an article for Inc., Jacob Morgan shares “trust expert” (yeah, allegedly that is a thing) Charles H. Green’s formula for trust. Do you think you can crunch the numbers to become trustworthy? The formula is “(credibility + reliability + intimacy)/self-orientation.” Those first three are pretty straightforward, but you may be wondering what “self-orientation” means. Morgan describes it essentially as willingness to look outside of oneself and help others. So the less self-oriented you are, …

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Building the 3 Types of Workplace Trust

Trust travels in different directions to create different effects. In an article for Fast Company, Mark Lukens describes three different types of workplace trust and explains their value. The first of course is trust with colleagues within the business. When there is higher trust among workers, job satisfaction increases and work tasks are more effectively distributed among workers. The second type of trust is trust with outsiders, such as customers and suppliers. Research from Korea …

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