The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People, by Gary Chapman and Paul White, applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout.
The central theme of this book focuses on motivating through appreciation, which is built on the premise that people in the workplace (whether an employee or volunteer position) need to feel appreciated for their work. Individuals enjoy their work and respond to such appreciation by giving their best, and such strengthened commitment helps the organization achieve its goals and become successful. The book explains that there is no “one size fits all” formula for demonstrating appreciation. In other words, what makes one employee feel appreciated does not necessarily make another employee feel appreciated. So, when we communicate appreciation to our people in the workplace, we have to identify the right language of appreciation.
Ideal for both the profit and non-profit sectors, the principles presented in this book have a proven history of success in businesses, schools, medical offices, churches, and industry. Each book contains an access code for the reader to take a comprehensive online MBA Inventory.
The inventory is designed to provide a clearer picture of an individual’s primary language of appreciation and motivation as experienced in a work-related setting. This assists managers and supervisors in communicating effectively to their team members, and thus building a more positive and productive work environment.