LEADERSHIP / APR. 28, 2016
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5 Reasons to Celebrate Employee Efforts

As of recent more and more managers have begun taking interest in increasing positivity in the workplace since this helps form a better workplace culture which in its turn yields more positive results in employee productivity.

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However, as much as most managers want to work on the workplace culture, the reality is that being a manager equates to being constantly busy and so many managers never have the time to celebrate employee efforts.

However, celebrating employee efforts is important as it can help show employees that their efforts don’t go unnoticed. In fact, there are many things to be gained from celebrating employee efforts and to demonstrate just how essential this is in the workplace, we’ve put together a list that will help convince you to take the next opportunity to celebrate your employees’ efforts.

1. It Increases Positivity

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A positive workplace culture essentially means that people are happy to be in their workplace. No one keeps looking at the clock waiting for it to hit 5 and thus everyone is eager to work hard in order to achieve success for the company.

Increased positivity can also mean that you have more chances of retaining your employees because who wants to leave a happy workplace.

2. It Increases Chances of Risk Taking

As a manager you probably know that the best employees are those who are willing to take risks and who are not afraid to be innovative. However, it’s not always easy for employees to take risks, especially if they don’t know how their manager perceives risks. And if you’ve never rewarded anyone for their efforts or their risk taking, your employees probably think that you’d rather they didn’t come up with new ideas and that they’d follow the same old patterns.

3. It Enhances Collaboration

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It’s always important to remember that no matter how talented your employees are individually, collectively they are even better which is exactly why you should encourage collaboration in the workplace and why you should make it a point to celebrate employee cooperation and their achievements.

4. It Motivates Employees

We often talk about motivation in the workplace as if it’s some sort of divine power but the reality is that you, as the manager, can be the number one source for motivation for your employees. Simply by celebrating their efforts, employees will want to work hard so that they’ll be able to receive praise.

5. It Shows Your Appreciation

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Many employees feel unappreciated in the workplace and this is often the reason why they leave their jobs, but by celebrating your employees’ efforts you are basically showing how appreciative you are of their work which can help boost work morale and increase productivity.

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Taking some time out of your day to explain to your employees how thankful you are for their efforts can mean wonders for the workplace culture. Not only can you help increase productivity and enhance collaboration, but you can also help your employees feel more motivated in the workplace.

Does your boss celebrate employee efforts? If he or she does, how do they go about doing it? Share your experiences with us in the comment section below.

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