This year has brought some unprecedented changes to the average workplace. Many shifted to work from home and essential businesses have had to alter operations and scale back expenses. It’s underscored the need to re-evaluate how we think about appreciation and how we show it. After all, most leaders haven’t been able to rely on the old standbys, like holding a company picnic or supplying the break room with bagels to show appreciation. And awards and rewards can lose their impact when they are shared over email or video chat.

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