Six Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Employees

In the spirit of National Employee Appreciation Day, I’d like to share this article about some of the ways I show appreciation to employees. Over my years of managing people and teams, I’ve learned that when you show people appreciation, you get back the same in return. Simple acts of kindness will boost employee moral and create positive energy in the workplace – which improves productivity, employee retention and ultimately better products and happy customers.

290320_10150380830827265_289686517_oOn Fortune’s list of the 100 best companies to work for in 2013, Google has claimed the #1 spot over the last four years and is the undisputed king of employee perks. For managers who do not have the budget of an Internet giant, there are many ways to show employees they are valuable. For starters, trust your employees, reward your team and empower them to GSD or Get Sh*t Done.

263997_10150322705472265_7964752_nIn my opinion nothing builds mutual respect more than granting employees autonomy built on a solid foundation of trust. Reward your team and regularly host company events, like the Shotguns & Chardonnay event I have hosted the last 4 years. I’m a firm believer in professional development and try every day to learn new things to improve our team at Wanderful Media.

What are you doing to show your employees you appreciate them?

Read full article: Six Ways to Show Love to Your Employees | Business 2 Community

About Ben T. Smith, IV

Founder of, investor in and advisor to technology and media companies
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