The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People

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Moody Publishers, Sep 1, 2012 - Business & Economics - 224 pages

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People, by Gary Chapman and Paul White, applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout.

Ideal for both the profit and non-profit sectors, the principles presented in this book have a proven history of success in businesses, schools, medical offices, churches, and industry. Each book contains an access code for the reader to take a comprehensive online MBA Inventory (Motivating By Appreciation)—a $15 value.

The inventory is designed to provide a clearer picture of an individual’s primary language of appreciation and motivation as experienced in a work-related setting. This assists managers and supervisors in communicating effectively to their team members, and thus building a more positive and productive work environment.


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Excellent Resource for the Workplace

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I value the insights presented in this book so much that I gave a copy to several co-workers. The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace helped me to understand the most appropriate ways to show ... Read full review

What an eye opener! ! ! but not surprised

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As we work with many others in our ministry, we have tried to be an encouragement to our coworkers, paid and volunteer. Some great pointers and ideas for working with others and bringing out the best in them. Read full review


What Employees Want Most
Appreciation Language 1 Words
Appreciation Language 3 Acts of Service
Appreciation Language 5 Physical Touch
How Appreciation Works in Different
Volunteers Need Appreciation
Motivating by Appreciation Overcoming
What If You Dont Appreciate Your Team

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GARY CHAPMAN--author, speaker, counselor--has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information visit his website at

PAUL WHITE, PhD, is a psychologist, author, and speaker who "makes work relationships work." He has consulted with a wide variety of organizations, including Microsoft, the US Air Force, the Million Dollar Round Table, and Princeton University. He and Gary Chapman coauthored The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.

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