5 Languages of AppreciationPosted: May 9, 2013
Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages, offers a helpful glossary for understanding how to most effectively communicate with those I love. I find myself offering this to employers who are struggling with employee appreciation. And for those too squeamish to use the word “love” in a workplace sentence, Chapman has another book just for you.
Chapman’s 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace applies the same concept as his bestselling classic: we each have one or more of five primary ways of experiencing appreciation. Know which, and you’re more likely to communicate in a way that is most meaningful to those in your employ or surround.
Homework: Take “The 5 Languages Quiz.” How might knowing this change how you appreciate your inner business owner, or how you appreciate those around you?