“I value your participation.”
“What an interesting idea – let’s follow up on that.”
“What do you think?”
We all want to be noticed, valued and to belong. A big fanfare is not always needed, but those moments of quiet recognition that say, “I see you, and you are valued” are powerful.
When people feel as if no one cares they become disengaged and then cynical. That’s harmful for them and bad for the organizations they work for.
We all need to take responsibility to help others belong.