Most accounting practitioners believe that being charismatic extroverts, or throwing money at your employees, are the most effective ways to keep employee morale high. This is just not true.
An outgoing personality and initiating conversation with your employees are important aspects. Paying an employee in exchange for their work is a given.
But what I’m suggesting is paying attention to the “little stuff”, which can have an even greater impact.
All it takes is a little involvement during the work day and recognition beyond money — recognition that is personal and emotional. Your team members just want to know that they are noticed and appreciated.
Give recognition that makes employees want to bring forth the best they have to offer.
Publicly acknowledge your team member’s contributions and ideas. No matter how small, make sure you mention your personal appreciation.
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About Salim Omar
Salim Omar is the author of The Million Dollar CPA Firm. He is also a successful business owner of Straight Talk CPAs, an accounting firm, and President of CPA Marketing Genius. He has a passion for helping CPAs engage in personal growth and professional development. While he is not working he enjoys trying an eclectic fare from an Indian restaurant or catching up on some reading on the Florida coast.