3 Apr, 2016
One of the biggest reasons people leave their jobs is because they feel unappreciated.
“People come to work for more than a pay cheque,” says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert,leadership coach, and author of Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behaviour and Thrive in Your Job. “They want to feel that their contributions are making a difference. If an employer cares about your long-term growth and happiness, you’ll feel a much greater sense of purpose, and reward.”
Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of The Humour Advantage, points out that Google’s internal research into what makes a great leader at the company found that one of the key ingredients was “expressing an interest in employees’ well being.” He says Facebook also conducted a company-wide study to seek out the key qualities that made their managers so great, and again, one of the top factors was “caring for their team members”.