I believe that not communicating is still communication.
Here is what I mean.
I was recently talking to a teacher who left her school mid-year. I asked if the pay was a factor? They shared that, “It’s was not about the money. It was just that no matter what I did, how long I had been there, I just never heard anything positive. If I make a mistake however, I heard about it immediately, but if I did my job the silence was overwhelming.”
Why is feeling appreciated so important in a work setting?
Because each of us wants to know that what we are doing matters.
Without a sense of being valued by supervisors and colleagues, workers start to feel like a machine or a commodity.
Steven Covey wrote, “Next to physical survival, the greatest need of a human being is psychological survival, to be understood, to be affirmed, to be validated, to be appreciated.”
Here are some signs your employees do not feel appreciated: