Recognise This! – Employees need recognition. Stats don’t lie, especially when similar results are found from multiple studies and sources.

In a guest post on the Great Leadership Blog, Dr. Paul White (coauthor of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace), offered these statistics (I wish I could say these were startling):

Compare these to results from the September 2011 Workforce Mood Tracker Report from Globoforce, which found in part:

The bottom line: employees don’t feel appreciated for what they do, but they would be much more motivated and work considerably harder if their efforts were noticed and someone simply said, “Thank you” for more than not quitting.

Noticing the efforts and achievements of those around you, then pausing to express your appreciation costs no more than time. What’s your excuse?