Jay Quiles offers some quaint insights
To be known is to be acknowledged. To be acknowledged is to be understood and, hopefully, appreciated. Deep down inside, we all want to be appreciated. There’s an old saying that money attracts people through the front door, but something else keeps them from going out the back door: appreciation. Right now, less than 40 percent of working people feel that they’re appreciated. The power and impact of negative emotions toward us can be incredibly toxic. Unfortunately, many managers are uncomfortable making others feel at ease. Of course, it makes you wonder why these people are in a position of authority.
For your own benefit and motivation, add variety to your life. Keep things interesting. It’s equivalent to setting up your own program that builds camaraderie and value.