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Picture your workplace and your team members for a moment. Who are the ones who are always there, loyal, hard-working, the ones maintaining the team’s rhythm and ensuring stability?

Does their effort often go unnoticed? If yes, why is that?

In most cases it is because they don’t complain, they don’t even say how much hard work they put into some tasks.

However, assuming they’ll always be there is risky. If their hard work is often overlooked, they might start looking elsewhere or stay but with a sense of disappointment. Leaders need to actively recognize and address this to keep their best employees motivated and passionate.

Here are a few reasons why acknowledging these people is essential:

  1. Recognition inspires individuals to continue contributing at their best. It’s a simple yet powerful way to keep spirits high.
  2. Recognizing and appreciating employees increases job satisfaction, reducing the chance of them seeking opportunities elsewhere.
  3. Working environments where contributions are acknowledged create a positive workplace culture. This, in turn, promotes collaboration, innovation, and loyalty.

Don’t take these extraordinary individuals for granted – make them feel seen, appreciated, and an indispensable part of the team.

When you come to think about it, it is the same in each area of life. Whether it’s a friend who’s always there or a family member who consistently supports, expressing gratitude fosters positive relationships.

Don’t wait too long to say some things – at one point it can be too late.