Having a culture of gratitude and appreciation can go a long way. When people feel like their time and effort is seen and valued, they will feel an increased investment and pride in their work. This translates into higher productivity, lower risk of burnout, and improved overall workplace satisfaction. This will improve your bottom line as fewer mistakes are made and turnover rates continue to decrease.
This can be especially important in the construction industry, where jobs are often project-based. You want to continually build relationships with your team, so that when the next job is scheduled, you know you can count on having top talent.
And showing gratitude does not have to break the bank. In this article, we will go over some of the easiest ways to make a big difference to your employees – while improving your bottom line in the process!
Small gifts and gestures
Gratitude is more about the gesture than it is about the actual object. Something as simple as lunch, a card, or movie tickets can let someone know that you see and appreciate their extra effort. This also reminds your employees that you are aware and watching, even if you do not always say something.
Here is an incredibly effective way to show gratitude that does not have to cost a single penny. By highlighting your company’s successes – and calling out individuals and teams in the process – you communicate to your employees that you are all in this together. It also reiterates a positive workplace culture centered around recognition and respect. Start giving shout outs in both company-wide emails as well as in-person team meetings. Allow others to do the same.
One of the biggest reasons why top talent will start to look for new positions is because they no longer see the opportunity for professional development within their current role. No one wants to be stuck in a dead-end position. Rewarding a job well done with more responsibility and skills training is a great way to tell your employees that you see their value and potential and that you want to invest in their future.
The best part of showing gratitude to your employees is the fact that it is often self-perpetuating. As you continue to demonstrate your appreciation and support, your employees are more likely to reward you with their ongoing loyalty and best effort.