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The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations…

by Gary Chapman, Paul White

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Bought this to read as part of a workplace initiative. I've taken the online inventory and, frankly, I don't agree with the results.
  AstonishingChristina | Mar 16, 2018 |
While I appreciate the information and tools, it was more of a long advertisement for their MBA inventory. ( )
  kaelirenee | Jan 4, 2018 |
This is a self help book which is a spin-off of Chapman's The Five Love Languages. Like his other spinoffs, Chapman takes the concepts of the love languages, which he orginally applied to marriage, and adjusts them for other contexts. I think five love languages of children was particularly brilliant. This focuses specifically on the workplace.

The five love languages morph into the languages of appreciation (love is inappropriate in the workplace!) and the attached 'MBA assessment' focuses on four of the original love languages--words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service and giving. Physical touch is addressed but is carefully bounded in a way that would be workplace-appropriate.

Like the original book, I think Chapman and his co-author Paul White do a good job of exploring the different ways of communicating appreciation (or love). It was interesting to see how he adapted the original material.
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  Jamichuk | May 22, 2017 |
The author of the love languages concept teamed with business consultant to apply the idea to work. I found the result meaningful and the adaptation practical. For example, touch has been deprecated to a suitable place, and there is recognition that the top needs can be met in varying ways depending on the situation. What I found most valuable was the point that recognition and appreciation are two different things. Appreciation can be applied more broadly, and perhaps more authentically. ( )
  jpsnow | Oct 11, 2015 |
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace
"The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace" is another book of the famous The 5 Love Languages series by Gary Chapman. With this book, Dr. Chapman co-authored with Dr. Paul White, a psychologist, author, speaker and consultant specialized in workplace relationships. If you love The 5 Love Languages, you'll enjoy adding this to your collection.

Similar to Dr. Chapman's other books in the series,
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace targets a specific audience - those in a working environment. Some will say if you read the original The 5 Love Languages, you already know what all the other books in the series are about - using the love languages to build and heal a relationship. They are correct. However, with the specific targeted books from the series, Dr. Chapman and his co-authors (depending on the book and its target audience) provides readers with specific examples and personal experiences on how to demonstrate or notice the various love/appreciation languages administered by themselves or others. To me, that is essential and worth reading.

With The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, Dr. Chapman and Dr. White provided readers with the same 5 languages - words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service, tangible gifts and physical touch. With each, explanation and examples in a workplace and how to show such appreciation language were provided. Yes, the information of what these 5 "appreciation" languages are similar, if not the same as/from the original The 5 Love Languages, but the content of action is different and targeted to why readers bought this book in the first place. Not only does this book cover how to show appreciation, it also helps readers notice others' appreciation efforts.

This is a good and easy read. It's for those who manages, as well as those under management. Face it, you are among your colleagues a very long time every day and a harmonious and efficient environment makes a good day. This is not only an individual read, it is good as a group and to build a support atmosphere within the workplace. Try it out. If you're not happy at work, maybe there's something you're missing or blinded by. This book may give you some insight. Showing and accepting appreciation can empower any one and together, an organization. This is not only for a corporate setting, it will work well for any type or size of organization.

NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Moody Publishers for an honest review.

Check out my blog for other book reviews and my monthly book giveaway. http://justcommonly.blogspot.com/p/monthly-giveaway.html ( )
  justcommonly | Jun 29, 2015 |
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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. *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*Improve your ability to show appreciation for difficult colleagues*Individualize your expressions of appreciation by speaking the right language*Convey the language of physical touch in appropriate ways.
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The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace 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 $20 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. It identifies individuals' preference in the languages of appreciation. Understanding an individual's primary and secondary languages of appreciation can assist managers and supervisors in communicating effectively to their team members.

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