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The Love Language of Performance Reviews
Valentine’s Day and the month of February is all about showing that special someone how much you love them and what they mean to you. But what about showing employees a little love? In this blog series about love languages, we’re going to look at the five love language concepts and how you can incorporate them into the workplace.
What is a Love Language?Customer Login
Dr. Gary Chapman is the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, which discusses love languages as ways to express and experience love and appreciation. People around the world have taken his concept of the 5 Love Languages and have applied them to their personal and professional relationships.
The five love languages consist of:
The Love Language: Words of Affirmation
In part one of this five-part series, we’re going to focus on Words of Affirmation and apply this concept to the performance reviews process. A performance review should not only be used to affirm an employee’s contributions to the company but to also set goals for them to strive for and create accountability.
How to Apply Words of Affirmation in the Workplace
Performance Reviews: Down, But Not Out
Performance reviews are nothing new to the business world, yet some companies argue they have little impact on employees. You might find your own performance review process looks something like this:
Using Words of Affirmation in Performance Reviews
So what does this mean when we apply the love language of Words of Affirmation? In the world of performance reviews, companies need to be more proactive about conducting reviews on a frequent basis and holding employees accountable for reaching their goals. While performance reviews can be difficult to have, there is a way to make performance reviews a positive experience by applying the Words of Affirmation love language.
Step up your company’s performance reviews process using words of affirmation:
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Talking the Talk With Words of Affirmation
With better visibility into how employees are performing and what their goals are, management can make more informed decisions about raises and bonuses, employee incentives, training, even recruiting and hiring. When you speak the language of proactive and meaningful performance reviews, you end up with happy employees. And when you have happy employees, you’re definitely speaking their love language.
Next: Part 2, The Love Language of Employee Benefits.
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