More often than not, people leave their jobs because they feel like their company or team does not appreciate them. As an employee, it is of paramount importance to feel valued by your company; it shows that your work input is appreciated no matter the position.
If you feel unappreciated in your workplace, the first step should not be confronting the supervisor. They may be busy and unable to look at everyone’s progress or even have the time to appreciate you.
Here are some steps to keep you motivated if you feel unappreciated:
Appreciate What You Are Doing So Far
Sometimes, we may feel unappreciated because we don’t give ourselves credit for our hard work. Please keep track of all your tasks and review how well you did. As you check them, you will get that self-esteem boost you are looking for. Once people see you, they will complement your positive vibes, and you’ll lose that sense of being unappreciated.
Take part in team activities
You can also cheer up by joining team activities because it allows you to socialize with your coworkers. As you partake in the team activities, it will take your mind off your negative thoughts and find a new way to appreciate your work efforts. It will also present a chance to reach out to others and discuss how you can improve your work.
Don’t hesitate to ask for feedback
Sometimes, it can be very hard to discern whether you need to improve on something, especially if your team leader or manager does not give feedback. Ask for a meeting with your boss, team leader, or even your groupmates and seek their reviews.
Throughout the session, you will understand your boss or group mates’ personality and find the explanation as to why you aren’t getting the feedback. Some bosses or team leaders may not be too inclined to provide feedback because they don’t want any favouritism. If you need their feedback, ask if they can give it to help you with your progress.
Help Establish an Employee Recognition Award
If you notice that your company doesn’t have any program available to express their appreciation to their employees, take the initiative and discuss it with your boss or HR department. Find out why they aren’t doing it and suggest a great employee recognition program in the company. You could establish a simple points system with a reward like a free staff lunch, or use an external gift card API to reward employees. With that in mind, the system should be balanced so that you do not give out too many or too few rewards for their work.
Join a group
You can also join a workgroup to get positive interactions with your groupmates and understand how you can improve yourself. You can have your groupmates review your work, attend conferences to boost your network, and learn more about your industry. Make sure to be positive when you take part because it may affect your chances of getting hired in a different company or making good connections.
If you feel unappreciated at work, don’t immediately resign and look for ways to get past this feeling. With one of these tips, you can improve your self-esteem and help others feel the same way.
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