3 Ways to Genuinely Recognize Your Employees

Jacob Morgan
2 min readMay 24, 2023

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Employee recognition is a fundamental aspect of effective leadership and a key component of a healthy workplace environment. It’s the acknowledgment of an individual or team’s behavior, effort, or business result that supports the organization’s goals and values. It’s about creating a positive work environment and showing employees that their work is valued and appreciated.

Here are three reasons why it’s important for leaders to recognize their employees:

Improves Employee Engagement: When employees feel recognized for their work, they are more likely to be engaged in their tasks. According to a study by Gallup, employees who do not feel adequately recognized are twice as likely to say they’ll quit in the next year. In contrast, employees who do feel recognized are more likely to put in extra effort and are more engaged in their work.

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Jacob Morgan

4x Best-Selling Author, Speaker, & Futurist. Founder of FutureOfWorkUniversity.com. Exploring Leadership, Employee Experience, & The Future of Work