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When your boss delivers praise or offers an award to you, it can be overwhelming and even embarrassing. However, if he's taking the time to recognize your efforts, he's attempting to be sincere, not to make you feel uncomfortable. Even though your automatic reaction might be to humbly refuse the accolades, don't. Instead, learn how to accept and give thanks to the recognition with confidence.

Show Interest and Confidence

When your boss is giving you recognition, stand or sit up straight and give her eye contact. Smile pleasantly as she delivers the accolades. Do not interrupt her while she is talking, and don't look at the floor or frown. Smiling and exhibiting positive body language will show your confidence in your abilities and an interest in your boss's opinion.

Thank Your Boss

You should provide thanks for the recognition immediately after your boss gives it. Keep smiling and thank your boss for recognizing your work. Personalize your comment to make your appreciation seem sincere.


"Thank you for recognizing my hard work. I'm glad the project was a success and I enjoyed being part of it."

"Thank you so much! I appreciate your recognition. I had a great time working on the project and with the team."

Avoid Changing the Subject or Giving Praise Back

Even if you have a hard time accepting praise or awards, don't let your boss see your discomfort. Accept the accolades and wait for him to change the subject. Don't change the subject in an attempt to direct attention away from yourself. You don't want to appear ungrateful or insecure. Avoid returning a compliment to your boss in an attempt to redirect attention because it may seem forced or insincere. However, if credit is due to co-workers or others, give it.


"Thank you for recognizing me. I wasn't able to do it alone though. My team offered me a lot of support and deserve to be recognized as well."

Solicit Specific Feedback

If your boss delivers accolades in a generalized fashion, such as thanking you for a job well done, try to find out what he thinks you did well. Once you know what particularly pleased your boss, you can strive to do it again in future tasks.


"Thank you for the recognition. In your opinion, what did I contribute that had the most positive impact?"

"Thanks for recognizing my work. Would you be able to review with me what you thought made the presentation a success?"

About the Author

Based in Texas, Cynthia Measom has been writing various parenting, business and finance and education articles since 2011. Her articles have appeared on websites such as The Bump and Motley Fool. Measom received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin.

Nov 29, 2015 Best compilation of 101 Appreciation Quotes for Good Work. Find more at The Quotes Your hard work and effort have paid off! A success well.

Formal thank you letter or email to employees - Letter Sample

thank you for your hard work and effort

The other day I was given the challenge to recognize 30 people by writing each one of them a note, which got me thinking about the amazing implications of recognizing employee's contributions. It shows you are paying attention. It shows you care. It makes people feel valued. And as business guru Tom Peters notes, "People don't forget kindness."

The analytical readers among you are already thinking this article is entirely too touchy-feely, so let me add that there is also a self-serving aspect of thanking people. When you recognize the contributions of others, you reinforce the kind of behavior you want to see again. People who feel their efforts are noticed, and their work makes a difference, are more likely to go the extra mile in the future. Leadership is about empowering others to realize their own abilities. Communicate your belief in your people, and watch them rise to meet your expectations.

Some of you are now thinking, 'How am I supposed to find the time to write personal notes when I have [insert important obligations]?' Well, I can show you how to thank someone appropriately in eight words or fewer. You can do that. Also, you don't want to be that boss who has her assistant order flowers once a year on each employee's birthday. Save your money. Everybody knows someone else did it for you.

When you thank your employees, be prompt. Recognize the kind of effort you want to see again soon. And be spontaneous. Don't wait for a holiday or company-wide event to thank your employees. Of course, be specific, too.

Our research at Emergenetics indicates that most employees would enjoy a personal thank-you note, but they want it customized to them. For example, to say, 'You're doing a good job,' is fine for a "social" thinker, but a "structural" thinker doesn't trust you unless you add a specific task he has accomplished.

So how can you most effectively thank and recognize your employees, based on their individual personalities and traits? 

Here are 10 tips, according to brain research:

1. People who are at the gregarious end of the "expressiveness" spectrum use their gift of gab as a work asset. You might write to them: 'I celebrate how you share your enthusiasm,' or 'Thanks for keeping the lines of communication open.'

2. People who are on the quieter end of the "expressiveness" spectrum appreciate one-on-one contact with you. You could say: 'Mary, I prize your well-considered solutions,' or 'I appreciate your respectful attitude toward everyone.'

3. Those employees who are forceful in terms of "assertiveness" especially appreciate the prompt response from you. You could let them know: 'Thank you for keeping the momentum going!' or 'I appreciate your decisive action.'

4. But those who are more easygoing when it comes to "assertiveness" want everyone to get along. You might say: 'Thank you for helping to keep the peace,' or, 'I appreciate your amiability more than you know.'

5. When it comes to "flexibility," staffers who are change-seekers don't get flustered easily. You might write: 'I recognize your easy resilience' or 'Thanks for how you handled [difficult client].'

6. On the other end of the "flexibility" spectrum is people who are focused and have strong opinions. You might jot down: 'I depend on your support,' or 'I honor you for your convictions.'

7. Analytical thinkers value intelligence and individual, rather than team, recognition. To them, you might note: 'I appreciate your penetrating questions,' or 'I respect the depth of your knowledge.'

8. Structural-minded folks want to hear details. You could let them know: 'Thank you for transferring all that data perfectly,' or 'You always meet your deadlines--impressive!'

9. Since social thinkers want to please you, you ought to write them: 'I am so grateful for your teambuilding skills,' or, 'I couldn't have done it without you.'

10. Those on your team who are conceptual by nature want to feel unique. You could let them know: 'Your solution to the XYZ problem was stunning,' or 'I treasure your creative long-term views.'

The power of sincere thanks cannot be overestimated. And when you become a master of employee recognition, you can start thanking your clients, too!

Note: If you have questions you would like Dr. Browning to address, please include them in the comments section.

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How to Reply to a Boss's Accolades

thank you for your hard work and effort

Many a time you must have thought of appreciating your employees or co-workers for their great work. However, you decided to step back at the last minute because you didn’t know what to say or how to convey it. And also, finding the proper words of appreciation for employees isn’t a child's play. Especially, because it's related to their emotions or the extra efforts which they put in their work every day.

The thought of being extra cautious about what you’ll say might be halting you from appreciating your employees.

Employee recognition is an integral part of a healthy company culture. In fact, it is one of the key points that determine a company’s growth and productivity.

So, are you not implementing it because you don’t know how to express your words? Or you are unsure of how and what to write in their cards?

Presenting some useful tips and ready-to-use examples of words of appreciation for employees to help you with your rewards and recognition efforts

Things to keep in mind while writing employee appreciation messages

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
–Dalai Lama

  • Appreciating your employees doesn’t take much effort.

However, you still need a well-written message to make them feel good for their work.

Here are some tips for writing words of appreciation for employees:

  • Let them know the reason:

Acknowledge the reason for which you’re appreciating them for. This will help the employee to realize the good deed which he or she did.

Scale up your employees’ happiness by citing the positive impact that his or her work bought. Employees will feel more gratified when they realize the worth of their work.

  • Write a few lines of appreciation:

Make them feel special with some meaningful words of appreciation. Here, you can also add a personal message for the employee as well.

The tone of your message matters a lot while appreciating your employees. Be precise with what you want to say and to whom you’re saying. You want to form a bond with your employees but at the same time, you must maintain the formal business tone and avoid being too personal.

Adding a little personalized touch along with your employee appreciation messages would be nice add on. For this, you can opt for adding a personalized gift like a pen with the employee’s name on it.

Words of Appreciation for Employees

Here, I’ll be listing down words of appreciation for employees from two distinct points of view i.e.

I. The employer or managerial recognition.
II. A co-worker or the peer to peer recognition.

Words of Appreciation from Managers or Employers

  1. It’s your dedication that contributed to our success. Thank you for inspiring us!

  2. Every idea shared and every opportunity seized by you helped us achieve the heights. Kudos to your efforts!

  3. Your dedication is imperative for the growth of our company. Thank you for your efforts.

  4. Didn’t think anyone noticed you staying back late at the office. Well, you missed me out. Yours sincerely,......

  5. A good employee inspires his or her boss. Thanks for being my inspiration.

  6. An employee’s hard work is the fuel to great company culture. Thanks for adding extra miles to ours.

  7. A perfect employee is not the one who comes early and leaves late. It is someone who dedicates themselves to their work wholeheartedly. Kudos to your dedication!

  8. Your attention to detail at work makes you more special. Keep up the good work.

  9. You and your work always stood by the expectations and has a meaningful contribution to the success of the company. We value your presence and are proud of you.

  10. I’ll bet you didn’t think if anyone was watching you while you invested those extra hours. You were wrong, your extra efforts are always taken into account. Yours sincerely,......

  11. The service you provided exceeded all expectations. I would also like to add how much you mean to our company. Thank you and keep up with the good work.

  12. Your desire and willingness fuel our mutual efforts and guide us to success.

  13. I have been busy lately, but now I want to tell you how much our company values you and your work.

  14. Your hard work is admirable and it guarantees a continuing successful relationship between us.

  15. t’s the vision of employees like you who turn desired plans into success. We value you and your work to the moon and back.

  16. Your dedication and hard work has left everyone in utter amazement in the company and here I take this moment to convey my heartiest wishes and best of luck to you.

  17. The efforts you put in to deliver high quality work for the organisation is really commendable. May you continue the same for every single day for the rest of your career. Kudos!

  18. Words will fall short if I are to praise you for everything you have done for the company. However, this won’t stop me from telling how valuable you have become for us now. Wish you all the success in life!

  19. I must be one hell of a lucky manager to get someone like you working for me and I wish to see you progress in all endeavours.

  20. Even though appreciation words are not enough for praising you for your great work. I would still like to convey my best wishes and assure you my support everytime you need.

  21. Your ability of taking each and every tasks with utmost sincerity has left us all stunned as we try to derive inspiration from you. Believe me you are that perfect employee which every employer desires to have in their team.

  22. It gives me immense pride saying everyone how great you are as a team member. Your dilligence and detailed approach towards work has set a benchmark for the rest of the workforce. Cheers!

  23. Did anyone say you that you are one of the best employees our organisation has ever seen. You and your work is really valuable for us and I hope of continuing our professional journey ahead as well.

  24. We as managers are always incomplete without hard working employees like you. Thanks for your support and hard work that you always put in our work every single day.

  25. You have showed us some really commendable skills for which I can only put out the best appreciation words for you. Keep progressing and keep up your great work!

Words of Appreciation from Co-workers or Peers

But first, let me tell you a secret here

“Peer to Peer recognition is more effective than only managerial form of recognition”

Don’t believe me?

Then you are most welcome to read this blog on the effects of employee recognition on businesses.

  1. Having you in the team is a matter of privilege for us. Thank you!

  2. Every single day you inspire us with your good work. Kudos!

  3. I just wanted to add that you mean a lot as my colleague. Your work is what inspires me the most.

  4. Thank you for being a great addition to our team. Your willingness to deliver high-quality work is really admirable. Thank you!

  5. You mean a lot to our team. And I would like to take this opportunity to extend my goodwill for you.

  6. Employee of the month is just a little term. You are the star of our team who shines and inspires us every single day.

  7. Your good work is commendable and I’m proud to have you as my colleague. Wishing you all the best. Yours sincerely,.......

  8. It’s hard to imagine our team without you. Thank you!

  9. To be honest, I’m envious of your talents. But I’m privileged to have you as my colleague.

  10. Thank you for standing with us during all the ups and downs. We are glad to have you on our team.

  11. Hi mate! Just wanted to make myself clear here that you mean a lot to our team. Thank you for all your extra effort.

  12. I must agree that you blow me every day with your dedication and good work.

  13. Let me tell you mate that you are as amazing as your work. Thank you for being a part of our team.

  14. You and your work both are invaluable and both combined guarantees a successful future.

  15. You and your dedication are valuable to our team. Thus, we would like to say you a big “Thank you” for everything you have done so far for us. Kudos!

  16. An individual who prioritize the team before self deserves utmost appreciation. And you mate is one such individual. Thank you for everything!

  17. Having a supportive colleague is every employees desire in the workplace. Thanks for being there for me. Cheers to ourselves!

  18. Thank you for always showing us the right way with your attention to detail. We feel ourselves lucky to have someone like you amidst us. Cheers!

  19. Thank you mate for all the extra miles you went ahead to help me and the entire team. We highly acknowledge your efforts and kindness shown towards us.

  20. Bestowing you with appreciation words isn’t enough in front of everything you have done for us so far. Then also, I would like to extend my best regards and assure our meaningful collaboration in the near future as well.

  21. It is colleagues at work who make the day feel less stressful and fill a bit of fun at work. Thank you for being the one!

  22. Serving with you has been one of the most pleasurable moments of my life. Saying this I wish you all the success in life.

  23. Not everyone comes forward whenever their team needs them but you mate have earned our respect for being their for us everytime we needed you. Cheers!

  24. All the appreciation words would only make up for a pinch of all the great works that you have done so far. Keep up the good work and keep rising!

  25. You have outlived our expectations as a team member and we are proud to have someone like you amidst us. May you keep progressing and best wishes for the times ahead!

Wrapping up

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
-John F. Kennedy

Employees like it when they are appreciated either by their executives or their peers. Every good work and extra effort exhibited by an employee is meant to be respected and acknowledged.

Failing to recognize your employees may often result in a demotivated workforce which is not good for business. Henceforth, putting up the good word to appreciate your employees or colleagues work becomes very crucial.

These words of appreciation for employees will, therefore, help you to craft a good employee appreciation message. At the end of the day, it’s your employees who fuel your growth and through appreciation, you can fuel your employee’s.

You put in extra effort and you're being praised for it. So, instead of shrugging off the recognition, Muse contributor KT Bernhagen suggests saying “Thank you.

50 Best Thank You for Your Hard Work and Dedication Quotes

thank you for your hard work and effort

.Growing your business is an incremental part of your everyday life, as a small business owner. Finding new ways to do business, attracting new customers and keeping the ones you have satisfied is yours and your team’s main objective. However, a “Thanks for your hard work” to your staff should never be overlooked.

Lately, we have dedicated many articles tο teamwork management and how it can help you grow your business by empowering your employees. In this week’s post, we are going to provide you with simple, yet creative, ideas on how to appreciate someone for their good work!

Hiring talented employees, investing in their training and creating effective teams is one side of your job as their leader. These actions, of course, are drivers towards organizational growth and success, so they should not be overlooked.

However, employee satisfaction plays a huge role in keeping those employees working for you. Spending money on training someone that will later leave you because they feel unappreciated, is a waste essentially, both for you and them.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number one reason why employees leave their jobs (yes, even well-paid positions) is the lack of appreciation for their hard work.

Making sure your employees’ salary reflects their competence is one thing – appreciating them substantially is another. Appreciation may sound simple but it really isn’t; showing appreciation requires thoughtfulness and self-awareness.

Tinypulse’s interesting report which gathered data from 30,000 employees in 2014, found that 79% of employees “don’t feel valued enough for the work they put in”. This is disheartening, to say the least!

Reasons why words of thanks and appreciation for your employees in the workplace are important

Showing employees you value and appreciate their efforts is important for many reasons, three of them playing major roles in employee satisfaction:

  1. Recognition: Saying “thank you” to your employees for a job well-done has a powerful and long-lasting impact on their productivity. For example, saying “I really appreciate you working overtime last week to deliver the project” not only recognizes the individual effort but also highlights that their contribution was invaluable to the rest of the team as well. This will also reinforce the positive behaviors you would like to encourage the rest of your staff.
  2. Stronger sense of commitment: Thanking employees for hard work also boosts their level of commitment to you and your company. By making clear that their work doesn’t go unnoticed you will give them the incentive to continue to do so in the future. As we pointed out in our previous article on how to be a better team leader, providing incentives and appreciating your team members for their efforts will work miracles with their engagement and future performance.
  3. Improving morale: Another important benefit of recognizing your employees’ hard work is that it creates an atmosphere of trust in which team members bond with each other and create friendships. Having friends at work affects employee retention and satisfaction rates. Collegial motivation can have a greater impact than getting a raise to their morale!

Employee recognition is ideal for establishing gratitude in the workplace! You can do that by creating collaborative workspaces or organizing social events that facilitate office friendships. There are various types of team building activities and techniques that will not only improve professional relations but also keep your staff happy!

10 “Thank you” ideas for your employees’ hard work

#1 Say “Thank you” often

The first thing you need to get accustomed to is thanking your team. You should do it whenever they deserve it even if it means doing it a lot more often.

It seems like an extremely obvious thing to do but surprisingly, managers and team leaders, in general, find it difficult expressing gratitude to their team.

Some praise words for employees may include the following suggestions:

  • “Thank you for all the hard work you put in daily! Know that it is recognized and greatly appreciated”
  • “Thank you for stepping in and saving the day in this difficult project! So glad we have you on-board”
  • “Thanks for being so dedicated and hard-working! Is there anything I can do to make your life better in the office?”

This way, not only do you express gratitude to your employees but let them know they have your support!

#2 Write personal notes or Post-its

You may think that writing a thank you note to an employee is insignificant. Think again, because it is actually one of the best ways to give your employees a pat on the back.

It is ideal for daily matters and it shows you took the time to do this because you honestly appreciate them!

Your thank you note to colleagues for a job well done should be personal and concise. Make sure to leave it on their desk to find the next day. For example:

  • “Your presentation was awesome! Keep up the good work!”
  • “Thank you for helping me out with this [past action]. Nice job!”

You will pleasantly surprise them and, at the same time, boost their self-confidence, hence their productivity.

#3 Team e-mails

If you would like to show gratitude to a group of people consider sending a thank you email to your team members for their good work. This thank you message for team members can be addressed to everybody involved in a successful project.

Keep in mind to mention that effective collaboration was the cause of success. You could also highlight how the team spirit made it all possible.

You can also acknowledge your division’s accomplishments in a company-wide email so as to express appreciation for their dedication! This will also motivate other teams to work harder and gain that same praise as well!

#4 Personal e-mail

Writing a short personal e-mail is a great way to show appreciation for the good performance of the employee on a more personal level.

You can praise their efficiency on a task and thank them for their invaluable contribution to your company.

#5 Letter

You might think that handwritten letters are old-fashioned in a bad sense. Surprise, surprise it’s the opposite. They are actually a quite sincere way to express gratitude!

The letter of recognition and praise for employee performance may be longer than the personal note and more elaborate if you wish.

It shows you went out of your way to disclose your appreciation for their efforts. They will feel special!

Moreover, it is far more memorable than casual “thank you” e-mails that can be copy-pasted by anyone.

#6 Let them leave early

As much as one may love their job, leaving the office early feels like being a teenager again hearing the final recess bell for the day!

If the workload allows it, give the afternoon off to your employees so they can enjoy it as they please.

Writing an appreciation note to the team will suffice but this is a refreshing way to practically show them you value their personal time!

#7 Give Small gifts

Another more practical way to show gratitude is small “thank you” gifts for employees. They don’t have to be expensive or throw your budget off balance.

Think about symbolic items that will convey the message of appreciation you’d like to communicate. After the completion of a successful project or during the holidays share it to them.

#8 Family gifts

Actions always speak louder than words. So, is there a better way to thank your employees than offering nice gifts to their families.

Companies that care about their employees on a deeper level offer school supplies to their employees’ children at the beginning of each school year.

Another nice “thank you” idea for employees is treating them to recreational activities. Cinema and theatre tickets or fun parks passes, every once in a while, say “thank you” like nothing else.

#9 Praise them in front of an audience

Thanking employees for putting in hard work can also happen during staff meetings as well or under any circumstance, you believe praise is well-deserved.

Appreciating your employees in front of others can have beneficial effects on their self-esteem!

It may also serve the purpose of motivating the rest of the team to follow one’s good example and thrive too. However, be careful not to mistreat anyone by comparison.

#10 Employee of the month tradition

Another great way to publicly thank your employees is by establishing an “Employee of the month” prize, awarding it to your overachievers.

Acknowledging the effort of an employee in such an official way will show everyone in your firm that hard work is being rewarded.

This will most likely motivate others to perform better in order to get that distinction themselves.

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