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What's the Difference?
|Are there really any differences between The 5 Love Languages® and The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace?|
Those familiar with The 5 Love Languages and who have found them helpful in their personal relationships may wonder if there is really any difference between The 5 Love Languages and The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. While the languages discussed in both books are the same, the application and expression of the languages in the work environment is often quite different than in personal relationships, and there are additional unique issues that need to be addressed that don't exist in personal relationships (for example, the question of the authenticity of the appreciation, or the issue of "fairness" between coworkers receiving appreciation in different ways.)
First of all, you shouldn't assume that your primary love language in personal relationships is the same as your most important language of appreciation in the workplace. We have found that sometimes individuals' primary languages are the same in both contexts. More often, people's primary language in one relational context (personal or work) is one of their top two languages in the other relational setting. For example, someone who has Quality Time as their preferred love language has a good chance of Quality Time being one of their top two languages of appreciation (about 65% of the time). However, depending on some of the issues we address in the book, a person's primary language can be quite different, depending on the relational context.
Additionally, there are some specific differences between The 5 Love Languages and The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace as they are applied to different types of relationships:
If you benefited from The 5 Love Languages, try applying the same concepts to your workplace relationships. With the help of this new book, we believe you will be able to significantly influence your workplace and make it a more enjoyable environment for everyone.
For more information, buy our new book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People, and visit our website, www.appreciationatwork.com.
WRITTEN BY: Paul White, PhD
Dr. Paul White is co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. He is a psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant who helps make work relationships work. For the past two decades, he has improved numerous businesses, wealthy family estates, schools, and nonprofit organizations by helping them to build healthy relationships, create positive workplace environments, and raising the level of job satisfaction for both employees and volunteers. For more information, visit DrPaulWhite.com
There are five love languages:
1. Words of Affirmation
3. Acts of Service
4. Quality Time
5. Physical Touch
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