The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Is the job going well? Three signs that your boss really appreciates you


Positive feedback can motivate employees enormously. It's nice when the superiors give a sincere compliment.

Positive feedback can motivate employees enormously.

It's nice when the superiors give a sincere compliment.

Hand on heart: Who isn't happy when they're praised?

At work, appreciation from colleagues or even from superiors can sometimes work small miracles.

If you feel that you and your work are appreciated, this has a positive effect on motivation.

This is reported more often by employees who have experienced a corresponding appreciation in their company.

Appreciation at work can motivate employees

The portal explains that managers who convey and set an example of true appreciation will noticeably improve the working atmosphere in the long term and be rewarded with loyal, efficient and enthusiastic teams


Of course, "performance-related salaries and reward systems" are still needed.


Positive feedback can motivate colleagues enormously.

© picture alliance / Silas Stein / dpa

Of course, a respectful and polite tone is the basis of all communication and positive corporate culture.

"Authentic appreciation" is also evident in various forms and facets in everyday work.

In order to be perceived as such, however, there are three essential requirements, as the career portal explains.

Praise from the boss: what is important?

1. The praise is specifically directed at one person

Rather than pouring out praise indiscriminately, it's important to direct the words and gestures of appreciation to the person involved in the case.

According to, the recipient must feel that this is meant in a very personal way


So if your superior speaks to you directly here, you should be happy about it.

Because it is a sign of personal appreciation and goes beyond general praise, for example to the whole team.

Don't miss anything: You can find everything to do with careers in the regular careers newsletter from our partner

2. The praise doesn't seem exaggerated

Serious praise only comes across properly if it goes to the heart of the matter and is not about adulation, but about facts.

The person to whom it is addressed will know how to tell the difference and can be happy about it.

However, the appreciation does not only have to be related to an individual case, but one can just as well “recognize the overall picture of a person, their regular quality or performance”, as the article says, among other things.

With this body language, the job interview goes wrong

With this body language, the job interview goes wrong

3. Praise comes from the heart

For credibility, it is also crucial "that the genuine enthusiasm of the laudator is noticeable," according to another aspect of the article.

Personal appreciation and recognition therefore also has an emotional component.

This also includes "that the appreciative meet the other at eye level".

A good way of maintaining or improving communication is, for example, regular feedback discussions with individual employees.

List of rubrics: © picture alliance / Silas Stein/ dpa

Source: merkur

All life articles on 2023-03-28

You may like

Life/Entertain 2023-05-21T14:09:31.946Z
Life/Entertain 2023-05-22T10:49:34.402Z
Life/Entertain 2023-05-31T10:02:12.648Z
Life/Entertain 2023-05-31T10:11:39.248Z

Trends 24h

Life/Entertain 2023-06-03T23:31:33.083Z
Life/Entertain 2023-06-04T06:01:41.610Z


© Communities 2019 - Privacy

The information on this site is from external sources that are not under our control.
The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.