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Top Ten Ways to Help Your Employees Feel Valued

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 Girlthumbs I recently conducted a somewhat informal poll on Linkedin among HR and leadership  professionals. I posed the question "What would you consider the number one or two things managers can do to help make their employees feel valued?" I received over 120 responses to this question. I have grouped the top ten answers below.


Do you agree with what people have said? Would you prioritize them differently? Please comment below. I want to hear what you think.


  1. Recognize employees.
  2. Mentor and spend time developing employees.
  3. Tell employees thank you.
  4. Listen.
  5. Provide opportunities for employees to positively contribute.
  6. Communicate regularly.
  7. Respect employee’s ideas and give them proper credit.
  8. Help employees understand how what they do contributes to the overall organization.
  9. Be a genuine leader.
  10. Take an interest in employees individual goals.

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Mike Rogers

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  • Mark Birch July 14, 2009, 4:04 pm

    It is a good list, though I think some of these items are repetitive. You can probably whittle this list down to five (though I recognize that 10 has a nice ring to it). Here is my five:
    1) Trust employees to get the job done
    2) Support employees when they make mistakes
    3) Praise employees for outstanding work
    4) Offer regular, constructive feedback
    5) Guide employees in their career path
    Implicit in these five are leadership qualities, the capacity to listen, being professional, and communicating regularly. These are the traits that lead the five specific items offered above that can make employees feel valued.
    Overall, a very interesting topic and I look forward to hearing more about your thoughts on leadership.

  • Mike Rogers July 14, 2009, 7:31 pm

    Thanks so much Mark. Yes I agree, we could probably whittle these down a number of ways. I like what you have done.
    There are many more outside of the top ten here as well. Are there other items you would add to the list above that you created? How about rewarding employees? Or getting to know employees both professionally and personally? etc…

  • Peter Cook July 15, 2009, 3:16 am

    Great list – thanks for distilling it down and posting it Mike.
    Peter Cook
    Author ‘Sex, Leadership and Rock’n’Roll – Leadership Lessons from the Academy of Rock’

  • Mike Rogers July 15, 2009, 5:05 pm

    You are welcome Peter. I am glad you liked it.


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