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Appreciation at Work training and the Motivating by Appreciation Inventory: development and validity

Paul White (Family Business Resources, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, USA)

Strategic HR Review

ISSN: 1475-4398

Article publication date: 8 February 2016

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to present the process, progress and validity of the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory and the Appreciation at Work training.

Design/methodology/approach

Several methods were utilized such as surveys, pre- and post-interviews and data from the inventory results.

Findings

For the Motivating by Appreciation Inventory, the results showed that the results are consistent and stable over time. For the Appreciation at Work training, the results of surveys before and after the training showed high levels of positive change.

Originality/value

When individuals feel appreciated and valued for their contributions in the workplace, good results follow, including increased employee engagement, less staff turnover, higher customer satisfaction ratings and the organization grows in its sense of purpose. The Motivating by Appreciation Inventory and Appreciation at Work Training are unique tools that help organizations grow in employee appreciation.

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Citation

White, P. (2016), " Appreciation at Work training and the Motivating by Appreciation Inventory: development and validity", Strategic HR Review, Vol. 15 No. 1, pp. 20-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/SHR-11-2015-0090

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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