Discover Your Language of Appreciation

Communicate appreciation in a way that is meaningful and the specific actions that uniquely encourage you and your colleagues.

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How to Create a Positive Work Environment

The key to enjoying your work is whether you feel valued and appreciated by those around you. Learn how to communicate authentic appreciation in the ways meaningful to your coworkers.

5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace Book
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Do Your Colleagues Know They Are Appreciated?

It’s hard to know how to show appreciation for our colleagues’ work. Most of us want to feel appreciated for our work, but it can be hard to know how to show that appreciation in a meaningful way to the other person.

Take the Guesswork Out of Showing Appreciation

Learn to identify your colleague’s primary and secondary languages of appreciation, so you can give them a heartfelt thank you in a way that they will understand.

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Motivation By Appreciation

Appreciation is one of the most powerful motivators, and expressing it in a meaningful way can make a difference.

We help organizations create healthy workplace cultures

An industry-specific assessment tool assisting supervisors, managers, and coworkers in communicating appreciation to their colleagues in ways that are meaningful to both parties.

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Discover Workplace Industry Specific Versions

To best meet the needs of each work setting, we’ve teamed up with employees, managers, and groups to tailor the Motivating by Appreciation Inventory for specific industries. Our collaboration ensures that teams have access to resources tailored to their individual situations, such as availability, title roles, and achievable goals – all designed with an empathetic understanding of what makes them unique!

Applicable to virtually all work settings, including office settings, manufacturing, social service settings, and businesses ranging from a few employees to several thousand staff members.

Designed for relationships where colleagues and supervisors work in locations separated by distance (in different parts of the city, country, or world).

Specifically for those who work in medical settings, including medical practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and specialty treatment centers.

Created to be utilized by any branch of the military (including active duty, reserves, and National Guard)

Designed for administrators, faculty, and staff who work in school settings (public or private) ranging from preschool to high school.

Designed for those relationships where individuals work (either as staff or volunteers) in non-profit or ministry settings.

Specifically designed for those who work in government settings (Federal, state, county, municipal, or other government-related offices)

For individuals whose work focuses on providing care for older adults, including assisted living centers, nursing homes, home health care, and hospice

For those who work for a company in one of the professional service trades such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roofing, painting, carpentry, landscaping, and other similar trades.

Explicitly designed for those who work in veterinary settings, including small animal clinics and veterinary hospitals, and those who provide services for large animals and onsite visits.

Designed for the specific needs of dental care professionals, such as dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, endodontists, oral surgeons, pediatric dentists, dental hygienists, and support staff. 

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Discover your language of appreciation and the specific actions that uniquely encourage you.

The MBA Inventory: A tool for building better relationships at work

Expressing appreciation and recognition to those around us can be a great way to increase motivation. Instead of just offering generic compliments, we can learn about the unique ways in which our coworkers like to receive recognition, thereby personalizing and individualizing our expressions of gratitude. This can lead to a more powerful impact when lifting morale, inspiring collaboration, and boosting team performance. It might even have unexpected benefits in building better relationships with coworkers! The MBA Inventory gives us the tools we need to do so effectively.

Language of Appreciation

Words, both oral and written, can affirm those around us. Some prefer private communication, while others value being praised in front of others.

Time with those important to us can be encouraging. This may take the form of individual time with one’s supervisor, or “hanging out” with colleagues.

Helping a coworker when they are facing a time deadline or when the workload is heavier than usual can be extremely encouraging.

Showing your colleagues that you are getting to know them can be demonstrated through a small present related to their preferences and interests.

Appropriate physical touch in the workplace is usually some form of spontaneous celebration – a high five, fist bump or congratulatory handshake.

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Want even more insight from your assessment results?

The Expanded Version of the MBA Inventory