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5 Ways to Thank and Motivate Employees

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Employee motivation and engagement are key to any business success. Learn how to engage your workforce with the simple power of thanks. Click the last slide to download the first chapter of The Power of Thanks for free.

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5 Ways to Thank and Motivate Employees

  1. 1. WAYS Thanks Motivates Employees 5
  2. 2. Why is praise and recognition — receiving thanks — so motivating? Here’s what we learned from the new book The Power of Thanks:
  3. 3. 1 Thanks identify the right behaviors.
  4. 4. Nice work! Managers identify the right behaviors in advance and as they happen.
  5. 5. The right actions should be appreciated — because it’s rewarding to receive thanks, and because it might happen again!
  6. 6. 2 Thanks are feedback.
  7. 7. Thanks tell employees they’re on the right track. Great job on the project, today! NEW MESSAGE FROM MANAGER:
  8. 8. Thanks for effort, quickly expressed, reassures employees that they’re doing the right things.
  9. 9. 3 Thanks break through social and emotional barriers.
  10. 10. Sincerely expressed thanks break through the social barriers that naturally arise in organizations.
  11. 11. When those barriers fall, emotions like loyalty, trust, and dedication flow more freely.
  12. 12. 4 Thanks create trust and social bonds.
  13. 13. Thanks create social bonds between giver and receiver.
  14. 14. 5 Thanks feel good.
  15. 15. Feeling good is a benefit of appreciation and has strategic value if it reinforces the right behaviors.
  16. 16. Are you thanking and motivating YOUR employees?
  17. 17. Adapted from The Power of Thanks, by Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine, McGraw Hill 2015. © 2015 Globoforce Limited. All rights reserved. Download a free chapter Click here THE OF HOW SOCIAL RECOGNITION EMPOWERS EMPLOYEES AND CREATES A BEST PLACE TO WORK ERIC MOSELY CEO OF GLOBOFORCE DEREK IRVINE VP OF CLIENT STRATEGY CONSULTING, GLOBOFORCE POWER THANKS

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