The Power of Appreciation

by Mike Robbins

When people feel valued or cared for they were 43% more productive and only 23% more productive if only recognized for their work. The lesson is to focus on who people are not what they do. (Appreciation does not mean like, agree with, or let’s be best friends and go hang out – it means recognize the value of.)
Here are the 3 things we need to do to cultivate appreciation:

  1. Need to look for it
  2. Create practices and a commitment to actually do it: schedule it
  3. Receive compliments more graciously