This Friday, March 2nd, is Employee Appreciation Day. I’ve written about honoring this holiday before with the message that “recognizing and affirming employee value is critical to creating and sustaining employee engagement” – and this reinforcement is needed more than once a year.
We all want and need validation – to know that our work matters … to know that we matter. According to noted psychiatrist and author Dr. Barrie S. Grieff:
“No one dies just from working too hard. But when people don’t get any recognition in their work, the stress of that lack of control can kill them.”
For ideas on expressing employee appreciation, here are great resources: