Motivate Your Team – 5 Tips to Express Appreciation
It is a fact of life that everyone wants to be appreciated. This is true of physicians, practice managers, and employees alike. We never outgrow this need and even if it looks like we are independent, self-sufficient, and on top of the world – the fact is we need to feel valued.
Here are five simple ways to express your gratitude that are sure to put the bounce back in the step of employees, which can help boost the overall level of service in your practice.
Say thanks – call an employee into your office just to thank him or her. Don’t discuss any other issue.
Write a thank you – post a thank-you note on the employee’s office door.
Give the employee a gift card for a free car wash or their favorite coffee shop.
Give credit – when discussing an employee’s or a group’s ideas with other people, peers or higher management, make sure you give credit.
Make it fun – express gratitude with a “Hall of Fame Wall” with photos of outstanding employees.
It only takes a moment to make the day of a colleague or employee, yet those moments can come back to you for years to come.
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