Not exactly.  But the 5 languages can be used to communicate appreciation to colleagues at work.  And doing so has been found to improve staff morale and create more positive workplaces.

In applying the 5 Languages of Appreciation to work relationships, we have found:

  • Individuals differ in how they prefer to be shown appreciation.
  • Employee recognition and appreciation are not the same!
  • Supervisors often try to communicate appreciation in the ways they like, but often “miss the mark” with their team members.