“In the survey, managers were asked to name what they thought employees in their organizations wanted. Then management’s list was contrasted with the list prepared by employees. Every time, managers guessed that good wages and job security would top employee lists, but their people always cited “feeling appreciated” and “informed.”
It has a business-y perspective that can grate: “Many of us in middle and senior leadership roles are indeed motivated by the allure of a large bonus or increase in salary.”
Nonetheless, I am thus far fascinated by this book. I picked it out because I have heard a number of teachers over the years say that they want more recognition. And getting recognition right can be complicated. One year, I went to a school after an exhibition and said how impressed I was with a particular teacher’s project. Later, it got back to me that another teacher felt bad because I didn’t praise their work. Oy!
“U.S. Department of Labor statistics show the number one reason people leave organizations is that they “don’t feel appreciated.”
I’ll write more once I finish the book.