appreciation at work

Appreciation Power

A little appreciation goes a long way!

The power of appreciation! It’s amazing what a ‘thank you’ can do. When you think about it we all like to be recognised for our hard work. Did you know that recognition can increase productivity, workplace culture, team morale and retention rates? Here are some reasons to celebrate employee achievements.

“A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.” ~ Author Unknown

A happy workplace = Healthy Culture

When everyone supports and challenges each other to achieve a common goal, this increases workplace culture and teamwork. Everyone needs to adopt a ‘we’re all in this together’ attitude.

Increased Productivity

Appreciation encourages others to go above and beyond what’s expected, simply because their colleague’s hard-work was acknowledged.

Recognition = Retention

Positive feedback increases retention rates; Statistics show many people choose recognition over monetary rewards. In an article by Psychology Today

88% found praise from managers very or extremely motivating”

Increase engagement. Reward dedication

Adding an incentive such as a rewards program will assist with engagement and quickly see who’s willing to go above and beyond to achieve desired targets. I find setting individual targets to be fair, you don’t want to make the goal too unobtainable.


Work harder + achieve targets + get rewarded = Results. Simple as that!


About The Author – Justin Culhane

In 2015, Justin joined PKL Recruitment as the Melbourne Team Leader for Business Support. Justin is dedicated to building a strong and collaborative team environment that achieves targets and is passionate about recruitment and the PKL Recruitment brand. His is experienced in sales and business development and thrives on managing a motivated, intelligent and engaged team. Contact Justin directly on or on LinkedIn.