I recently read an interesting article by Erika Flora where she posed an extremely thought-provoking question: “Do you praise your teams enough?” She continued by discussing the benefits of motivating individuals via recognition and praise and offered some valuable tips for easy ways to show more appreciation and regard for employees.
Coincidentally, right after reading her post, I stumbled onto the following article by Eva Jenkins: “The Honeymoon is Over! 22 Million Workers Are Divorced From Their Jobs!” Jenkins’ article focuses on the shocking fact that there are 22 million disgruntled workers in the American workforce.
Both these articles made me wonder if the American corporate culture makes employees feel like valuable contributors or just a means to an end? Would job satisfaction and employee morale and retention be higher if there was a concerted effort to treat each employee as if he or she was the most valuable asset a company had?
Do companies give their employees enough credit for their achievements? The short answerbased on the stats aboveseems to be no.