Many physicians and their managers might think that boosting office morale means having to boost staff salaries. In reality, money does not keep people happy for long, so trying to get their support and involvement with money just isn’t going to work for you in the long run. More times than not, when you give an employee a raise, that satisfaction will last only for two to three weeks. And then what do you do next?
The top reason people leave their workplace is that they don’t feel recognized, valued, and appreciated. I think it’s because our society is involved in what I call passive recognition, meaning that we know people do a good job, but we just don’t say something about it. Acknowledgement goes a long way; a simple “thank you,” “great job,” or “wow” can have a lasting effect on your employees.