Getting some sort of appreciation for good work is an inherent human need. Even a simple “thank you” at work goes a long way.
Did you know that almost 65% of employees haven’t received any form of recognition for good work in the last year?
When people don't feel recognized for their efforts, they are less likely to put in the effort.
Recognizing employees lets them know that their work is valued and essential. Taking the time out to recognize your team member elevates their sense of loyalty and belonging to the company. Additionally, expressing appreciation for good work helps to build a work environment that is positive, motivating, and engaging.
However, there is a common misconception that showing appreciation should be of a grand gesture. Actually, it can be as simple as taking a nice card and writing down a thoughtful message in it.
And don't worry if you don't have any writing skills, so as to speak. Take a look at the perfectly worded appreciation messages for good work that would make any employee feel happy and valued.
Ingenious Words To Show Appreciation For Good Work
Different levels of work require different words of appreciation. Here are our best (but original!) picks for the best messages for good work:
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For Quality Work and Effort
(Picture Source: Appreciation post via Vantage Circle’s Social Feed)
1. Be proud of the fact that you have the power to rise above any situation and deliver the best results no matter the circumstances. Excellent work!
2. To be honest, I don’t know how you manage to do such a good job every single time. Very well done!
3. You continue to exceed every expectation that we set. Great job.
4. The way you handled the project showed resilience, experience, knowledge, and critical thinking. We would love to get your perspective on our next project.
5. Your work will bring a lot of insights into solving our next problem.
6. Your level of quality work remains unprecedented in our organization.
7. We are fortunate to be able to witness and work amongst an industry expert such as you.
8. Thank you for your tremendous help in our new project. Without your diligence, hard work, late nights, and early mornings we wouldn’t have been able to meet the deadline. Excellent work!
9. We are fortunate to have an innovator like you amongst us.
10. Great work on the recent project. Your brilliant problem-solving skills helped us to reach our targets much more quickly.
For Dedication and Hard Work
11. Never before have I seen an employee so dedicated, hard-working, and yet still tenacious at the same time. You’re an inspiration to all of us!
12. They say that the Devil works hard. Everyone’s wrong. You work harder. We’re so proud of you.
13. You manage to go above and beyond for every piece of job that you do. Great work!
14. I haven’t seen such quality work in a long time. Great job!
15. I am always left astounded at the level of dedication and hard work you put in every situation. May you reach every height of success!
16. Please take a breather from working so hard. You have already done such excellent work. It’s time to celebrate now!
17. For being the first person to come in and the last person to leave, we commend your dedication and hard work!
18. Your hard work has not gone unnoticed. I and the entire senior management would like to congratulate you on doing a great job.
19. Your great work has resulted in tangible, beneficial results to us. You’re a force to be reckoned.
20. Thank you for putting up the extra time to reach our targets. Good job!
For Being A Team Player
21. A person like you always stands behind the team in good as well as the hard times. We couldn’t have asked for a better team member than you!
22. For helping us reach our targets every single time, we are fortunate to have you on our team!
23. You are a pleasure to work with. Great job!
24. As suggested, I took your advice and found it to be constructive. Thanks for helping me out when I was struggling to reach my targets.
25. Our team members can always depend on your quality work and effort. Excellent work!
26. I appreciate the time you’ve taken out to show me the ropes and ensure that I have the required knowledge to do a great job. Thank you.
27. The workplace is a more motivating place because of you. Thank you for being there for your team members!
28. Thank you for volunteering to do the job that nobody wanted to touch. You are a fantastic team member!
29. You’ve really proved your mettle as being the most reliable team player. I look forward to working on more projects with you!
30. Thanks for uplifting everyone’s morale, for pushing the boundaries and lifting everyone during the difficult times. You’re an irreplaceable asset to our team.
For Creativity and Outstanding Work
31. The one creative I always love to watch is you. Your work is a joy to witness. Good job!
32. I believe your work will bring joy to many people in the future. May your creativity shine bright in the days to come.
33. We’re fortunate to have an innovator and creative such as you in our midst. Congratulations for a job well done.
34. I hope that you continue to embrace your creativity and utilize it in your work for as long as possible.
35. You always manage to distinguish your work by having it done so well. Excellent work!
36. Your out-of-the-box ideas are always welcomed at the company meetings. Keep inspiring others.
37. It’s still lovely to talk to a person with a new and different perspective. I genuinely appreciate our recent chat.
38. Your refreshing take on accomplishing our team goal makes it an absolute pleaser to work with you! Keep the imagination flowing.
39. I think I have never seen such a beautiful piece of design for a long time. Excellent work!
40. You certainly are an industry expert in our niche. We’re honored that we can learn from you.
Summing It Up
Positive feedback is an excellent way to show appreciation for good work, recognize, and build motivation in your workforce. Never skip the chance to say “good job” for it helps establish a sense of confidence as well as a zeal to work harder.
Also, be sure to keep in the loop the supervisor of the person who you are appreciating. This ensures the recipient knows that their good work is being noticed by management.