If you want to drive up levels of engagement in your organization or team and motivate people to bring their A game to their work, one of the best things you can do is make sure they know they matter.
We all want to matter. We all want to feel like we are important, that the work we do is valuable, and that we would be missed if we weren’t there to do it.
Mattering is both something others give us, but also something we give ourselves.
We need to feel appreciated by others. We need to have those conversations where we see how we fit with our group. We need to have our strengths recognized and utilized.
But we also need to see our own value. We need to believe deep down that we have something to give that no one else can. We need to feel we are worthy of belonging to a team. We need to feel confident and comfortable putting ourselves out there.
When we feel like we matter, it moves us, but we must always remember that it’s both an outside and inside job.
A Team Human Conversation
Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick start your conversation.
What is something other people do that makes you feel like you matter?
What is something you do for yourself that makes you feel like you matter?
What are things you can do more of to make other people feel like they matter and to make yourself feel valued?