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Unhappy? Low Morale? Try The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

White, Paul E.

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e318256c587
Feature: CE Connection

Communicating appreciation to staff is critical in healthcare settings today. Five specific Languages of Appreciation have been identified that can be communicated in individualized ways in the workplace to affirm, encourage, mediate stress, and improve employee morale. In tight budget environments, such an employee recognition program doesn't require financial resources or a line item in the budget.

In healthcare, everyone seems to be doing more with less, feeling stressed and unappreciated. Discover a creative and simple way to affirm and encourage others in the workplace (and it doesn't cost money!).Supplemental Digital Content is available in the text.

Paul E. White, PhD, is a Christian psychologist, speaker, consultant, and coauthor with Gary Chapman of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. He has worked with numerous organizations to help create positive workplace environments. Contact Paul at

Paul White is coauthor of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace and the Motivating by Appreciation Inventory discussed in this article.

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