Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages® (over 12 million copies sold),
Dramatically improve workplace relationships simply by learning your coworkers' language of appreciation.
This book will give you the tools to improve staff morale, create a more positive workplace, and increase employee engagement. How? By teaching you to effectively communicate authentic appreciation and encouragement to employees, co-workers, and leaders. Most relational problems in organizations flow from this question: do people feel appreciated? This book will help you answer “Yes!”
A bestseller—having sold over 300,000 copies and translated into 16 languages—this book has proven to be effective and valuable in diverse settings. Its principles about human behavior have helped businesses, non-profits, hospitals, schools, government agencies, and organizations with remote workers.
PLUS! Each book contains a free access code for taking the online Motivating By Appreciation (MBA) Inventory (does not apply to purchases of used books). The assessment identifies a person's preferred languages of appreciation to help you apply the book. When supervisors and colleagues understand their coworkers' primary and secondary languages, as well as the specific actions they desire, they can effectively communicate authentic appreciation, thus creating healthy work relationships and raising the level of performance across an entire team or organization.
Take your team to the next level by applying The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.
If you can read, this book should be required reading before you go to work on day one...of your first job. What we think we know, regardless of who or where we learned it from, is skewed, with a really narrow world view. Our upbringing greatly influences how we see the world, and the relationships we have, and venture into. Just think about your family as a child. If your parents were too busy working, and tried to always give you gifts to make up for their absence, you go into the world thinking that gift giving is how you show appreciation to others. The other guy, however, may hate gifts, and is greatly deprived in quality time, one on one relationships. You bring in a cup of coffee and a donut, give it to your coworker, and go about your business, thinking you have done something of value. Your coworker, however, would rather you forget the coffee and donut, and just spend 3 minutes in quality conversation. He thinks your a show off, and a jerk. You wonder what is eating at him. Hmmmmmm...ever seen a situation like this?
Dr. Gary Chapman shows us how to interpret what our, and our coworkers, language of appreciation is, and how it impacts our workplace relationships. If only we had seen this 40 years ago.
As an aside, we have purchased 50 copies for our staff. After making it required reading, we met and discussed everyone's findings, and spent additional meeting time encouraging everyone to develop the skills necessary to develop and grow relationships at work.
5 stars...all the way.