This week’s peacebuilding tip is about how to recognize and appreciate the people around you regularly.
The best place to begin building trust with someone is by recognizing them and appreciating their impact on our lives. This makes people feel valued which is super important. It can be as simple as saying “Hey, I really appreciate what you did.”
This tip can be especially effective at work. Appreciating coworkers or employees increases effectiveness and workplace satisfaction. Sometimes, it may be a good idea to schedule a time to specifically appreciate your staff or coworkers. Just sending a note to them may be a great way to maintain peace.
When difficult conversations come up, having trust with the other person makes solutions much easier to find. Therefore, appreciating and recognizing others is a great way to be able to give better constructive feedback when necessary.