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Is appreciation communicated regularly at your workplace? Do you truly feel valued by those with whom you work? If you express appreciation in ways that aren’t meaningful to your coworkers, they may not feel valued at all. The problem is you’re speaking different languages. In The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Paul White will help you:

  • Express genuine appreciation to coworkers and staff - even on a tight budget
  • Increase loyalty with the employees and volunteers in your organization
  • Reduce cynicism and create a more positive work environment
  • Individualize your expressions of appreciation by speaking the right language

Based on the number-one New York Times best seller The 5 Love Languages, Dr. Chapman and Dr. White give you practical steps to make any workplace environment more encouraging and productive. You will learn to speak and understand the unique languages of appreciation and feel truly valued in return.

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©2011 Gary Chapman (P)2011 Oasis Audio

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Not as useful as the author's other books

This book is much like the other books on the 5 Languages of Love except that it is not as focused. Unlike the 5 Languages of Love specifically for spouses, children, teenagers, etc., this book cover a wider range of situations (such as boss-employee, employee-employee, workers, volunteers, leaders of companies, and leaders of non-profit organizations). Therefore, you'll most likely find only half of the book to be relevant to you. The examples for demonstrating appreciation are useful:
- Words of Affirmation (praise in public or handwritten note)
- Quality Time (quality conversation, phone call to check in, or lunch)
- Acts of Service (offering help or work as team on an assignment)
- Tangible Gifts (gift card for something the person values)
- Physical Touch (pat on the shoulder or high five)

Usually, you can identify a person's language of appreciation by observing how that person express appreciation to others (such "Thank you so much for doing that for me. I want to take you to lunch." or "I got this for you because I knew you would like it."). When you deliver appreciation using the right channel, people hear the message and feel that what they do matter.

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Great for an entry level employee to know how to ask for what they need

As a current entry level professional in my line of work, my previous job had a lot of unhealthy habits of appreciation and/ or habits that didn’t line up to how I’m used to feeling appreciated.

I’m now in a workplace that treats its employees really well and feel the need to ask my boss for specific feedback although he says I’m doing well, learning from this book that my appreciation languages are honest words of affirmation and acts of service (things I wasn’t able to get at my last job but am at this one).

That’s just one example of the many ways this book has encouraged and taught me how to understand, care for, and work with other kinds of people.

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Very insightful.

Very insightful. Working in an office of 100+, I've actually enjoyed observing the dynamics learned

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great for service industry

loved lots of helpful ideas. from start to finish this was written well and read with excitement and enthusiasm.

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Turned things around!!

I was struggling with one relationship at work. I started really paying attention to what my co-worker was saying and deduced his primary Lang of Apprec wasActs of Service, with Gifts being secondary. I started offering help and bringing the occasional Starbucks. It took about 3 months to make inroads, but we now have a decent relationship; not great, but it was really bad to start with. I owe it all to this Audiobook!!

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Not Useful As His First Book

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People (Audio) by Gary Chapman is an effort to extend the concepts from his first book, The 5 Languages of Love into the workplace. In my opinion, it is only partially successful. The relationship one shares with his or her spouse is far more intimate than one shared with coworkers. This makes it harder to identify the type of reinforcement needed. Still, the techniques suggested cannot hurt workplace relationships. Genuine appreciation of colleagues and subordinates always makes making working together easier.

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i thought this kind of fluf went out with 1970

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

if you thought I'm OK You're OK type books are factual and accurate representations of real life, then you will probably like this too.

Has The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace turned you off from other books in this genre?

oh yes

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its too syrupy sweet.

What character would you cut from The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace?

The authors

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blech!

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  • Tara
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A few good pointers

I enjoyed this and found a few good pieces of information. Though I felt like most of the book was just trying to sell me the inventory and get me to convince others to purchase the inventory. If you took that and the constant examples out, you've got about an hour worth listening too.