Workers Feeling Underappreciated

A simple "thank you" would go a long way to helping boost employee morale.

A new survey of 2,000 American workers finds 58-percent have been working harder than ever during the pandemic and they want to see genuine gratitude from their employer.

More than half said they haven't gotten any recognition from the boss since they started working remotely.

Three-quarters of those surveyed said their mental health would improve if their boss showed just a little more appreciation.

The study commissioned by Motivosity also found that underappreciated employees are less productive. Sixty-eight-percent of remote workers say they don't go the extra mile because everything they do goes unnoticed anyway.

Going forward, 29-percent said they will only do what's expected of them and 26-percent said they'd take their sweet time completing their tasks.

When participants were asked what they would like to hear specifically from their superiors, the top answer was “thank you!” (34%), followed by “I appreciate you doing that” (32%), “that was helpful (28%), “your time is valuable” (27%), and “you went above expectations on this” (25%). Other popular answers include, “how are you doing?” (24%), “I know how busy you are” (21%), “this was really well done work” (19%), and “that’s exactly what we hoped you’d do” (16%).

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