Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages (over 11 million copies sold), this book shows how each language of appreciation can dramatically improve workplace relationships.
Supervisors and managers will learn to effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in improved staff morale, more positive relationships between managers and employees, and increased employee engagement. Most problems in any given organization come down to this: do people feel appreciated? This book will help you answer yes.
A bestseller in its own right—having over 250,000 copies in print, and translated into 15 languages—this book has a proven history of success. Its principles are about human behavior, and they've helped organizations of all kinds, including businesses, non-profits, hospitals, schools, government agencies, and even companies with remote workers.
Each book contains a free access code for taking the online Motivating By Appreciation (MBA) Inventory. The assessment identifies each person's preferred languages of appreciation to help you apply the book. When managers and supervisors understand someone's primary and secondary languages, as well as the specific ways to speak them, they can effectively communicate authentic appreciation, thus raising the level of buy-in and performance across an entire team or organization.
Take your leadership and team to the next level by reading 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.