Murray River National Park Australia. Murray River South Australia is Australia's longest river.
The mighty Murray River was the highway to the opening up of much of the pastoral country of western NSW and Victoria. The development of the paddle steamer and the navigation of the Murray and Darling rivers brought the inland to life.
Relationships Love Language ~ Appreciate Up! ~ ‘’…my boss isn't interested. Is there any way you suggest I try to introduce them to him?…’’ ~ Guest Post: Dr. Paul White, co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace ~ Top Ten Easiest Ways to Express Appreciation to Almost Anyone. ~ Image: Murray Bridge Murray River South Australia, Australia's Longest River
QUESTION: I really think The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace would be helpful in my office, but my boss isn't interested. Is there any way you suggest I try to introduce them to him?
This is a common issue raised, especially after I speak to a conference. A lot of people say to me, "My boss really needs this book, but I don't know how to tactfully introduce it to him."
We have found three different approaches that have been successful. First, go to the free resources section of the website and find an appropriate article that could be used to introduce the languages of appreciation, saying something like, "I saw this article and thought you might find it interesting." This often leads to at least a further discussion and allows you to share your thoughts.
A second approach is to talk to your boss and say, "I heard about this book that shows you how to encourage your colleagues without spending any money. I don't know if you are interested, but would you mind if I tried it out with a few of the team members? Then I can tell you if it is worthwhile or not." Almost always, the supervisor agrees - since there is no cost to them.
Finally, some individuals have just taken it upon themselves to start using the 5 Languages approach, often getting a couple of colleagues to try it with them. After a while, and if the manager happens to see a book or hear talk about the concepts, they have approached the team member and want to find out more. We've even had a supervisor say (after initially reporting no interest) "We should use this with every work group!"
Find out more about these resources at appreciationatwork.com.
Dr. Paul White, co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace
Top Ten Easiest Ways to Express
Appreciation to Almost Anyone
- Give a verbal compliment (say "thanks for ..."; tell them, "I'm glad you are part of the team.")
- Write an email ("I just wanted to let you know ...; "It is really helpful to me when you ....")
- Stop by and see how your colleague is doing. Spend a few minutes just chatting and checking in on them.
- Do something together with your co-worker (like eating together.)
- Do a small task for someone spontaneously (hold open the door, offer to carry something.)
- Stop by their workspace and see if they need any help getting something done.
- Buy them coffee, a drink, a snack or dessert.
- Get them a magazine related to an area of interest they have (sports, hobbies, a place they would like to visit.)
- Give them a "high five" when they have completed a task (especially one that has been challenging or they have been working on a while).
- Greet your colleague warmly, with a smile and a handshake. (Say something like "It's good to see you!"; "How is your day going?")
Visit appreciationatwork.com for more insights on appreciation.
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