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The Factor That’s Dragging Down Workplace Morale

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Sabrina is the editor in chief for TINYpulse news. She's dipped her toes into various works of writing — from retail copywriter to magazine editor. Her work's been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg BNA, and Tech.co.

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Optimized-iStock_000062316192_SmallIn our recent State of Employee Engagement in Tech Report, we asked IT employees how appreciated they feel at work. Let’s just say that their answers weren’t too positive.

It’s unfortunate that the people who are in charge of developing our products, maintaining site security, and many other technical aspects don’t feel very valued at work. How many employees actually feel valued in this industry? The bleak answer is not even one-fifth of them.

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When employees feel undervalued, they’re most likely not going to stick around. So how can managers help drive employee engagement in this somber sector? Leverage peer-to-peer recognition.

Managers have plenty on their plates. So to foster an organizational culture of camaraderie, employers need to hold every single employee accountable for recognizing one another. That way, no one is left feeling underappreciated.

Peer-to-peer recognition is cyclical. The more you receive, the better you feel. The better you feel, the more you recognize others.

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