Appreciation is best when it is authentic, unexpected, and heartfelt.
When someone does good work, we should acknowledge their efforts and results. That acknowledgement can mean more to the person than anything else. A lot of times we are all craving to be noticed, to be seen and be heard. Just as it’s important to point out to our team members when they did not do something right, it’s equally important to point out to them when they did something right. Acknowledging their effort(s) means the team members feel that they are being trusted upon to deliver, are accountable for it, and recognized as important contributors to the goal.