The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People

by Gary Chapman and Paul White

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Our Main Take-Away:

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book assists managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their team members, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and team, and decreased cases of burnout. Ideal for both the profit and non-profit sectors, the principles presented in this book have a proven history of success.

Reasons to Read:

We are huge fans of Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages. The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace is the same idea, applying the five “love” languages to “appreciation” in the workplace. Bottom-line, our organizations need more appreciation and acknowledgment of the individual. It’s like getting a gift specifically picked out for you. Managers try and use the same approach with each team member and it falls flat. This book can open your eyes to the different needs your people have.

Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, this book shows how each language of appreciation can dramatically improve workplace relationships. A topic that is the core of the work we do here at Fired Up Culture.

By spending some time in this book, taking the assessment and having some essential conversations with your team, leaders will learn to effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their team members, resulting in improved staff morale, more positive relationships, and increased team member engagement.

Most problems in any given organization come down to this: do people feel appreciated? This book will help you answer yes. The book’s principles are about human behavior, and they’ve helped organizations of all kinds, including businesses, nonprofits, 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 language of appreciation to help you apply the book’s principles directly to your management style. When we understand someone s primary and secondary languages, as well as the specific ways to speak them, we can effectively communicate authentic appreciation, thus raising the level of buy-in and performance across an entire team or organization.

As you may be aware, at Fired Up we do team training with our clients called a Leadership Academy. The topics in this book and the assessment results have been facilitated by our coaches with many organizations. The reviews are always the same – a really helpful resource along the leadership journey

Amazon Summary:

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.

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