Different ways to acknowledge a job well done from employees contributing work. Excellent work must always be recognized and differentiated as such.

High performers are intrinsically motivated by doing excellent work and producing something that impresses others. When that credit is not given,

over time they will redirect their effort and contributions towards work that does meet that need for high achievement. Allow your team to present their work to your boss.

Simple ways to demonstrate your appreciation for your team:

I’m proud you’re on my team.

Congratulations for your great work! 

You always do your job well.

Brilliant job!

Outstanding work!

This is truly above and beyond.

I really admire your perseverance.

We are thrilled to have you on our team and this is exactly why we need you.

This is superb! I had no idea a document could look this good.

To be honest,

when we started the project I wasn’t sure we could pull this off but you certainly did it and did it well.

We are so fortunate to have an innovator like you on our team.

This is so great I think others could benefit from learning about it. Can I share your work at our team meeting/with my peers/with my boss, etc.?

You set a high bar with this one.

This showcases you are a role model and leader in our organization

Good work, as always.

This is truly above and beyond.

Thanks for getting this done.

You are such a team player.

Thanks for your good work this week.

You consistently bring your all and I truly appreciate that.

Congrats team


The way you work makes me realize that sooner you will be able to reach heights of success.

Say “thank you”–an all-too-obvious, yet the highly underused form of appreciation.

Your cheerful mood lifts the team’s spirit.


  1. SUPER!
  2. That’s right!
  3. That’s good.
  4. I’m very proud of you.
  5. You’re on the right track now!
  6. You’ve got it made.
  7. You’re really working hard today
  8. You are very good at that.
  9. I’m happy to see you working like that.
  10. That’s much, much better!
  11. Exactly right.
  12. I’m proud of the way you worked today.
  13. You’re doing that much better today.
  14. You’ve just about got it.
  15. That’s the best you’ve ever done.
  16. You’re doing a good job.
  17. THAT’S IT!
  18. Now you’ve figured it out.
  19. Nothing can stop you now.
  20. That’s the way to do it.
  22. You’ve got your brain in gear today.
  23. That’s better.
  24. That was first-class work.
  26. That’s quite an improvement.
  27. GREAT!
  28. That’s coming along nicely.
  29. GOOD WORK!
  30. I knew you could do it.
  31. Congratulations!
  32. Not bad.
  33. Keep working on it.
  34. You’re improving.
  35. Now you have it!
  36. You are learning fast.
  37. Good for you!
  38. Couldn’t have done it better myself.
  39. Aren’t you proud of yourself?
  40. One more time and you’ll have it.
  41. You really make my job fun.
  42. That’s the right way to do it.
  43. You’re getting better every day.
  44. You did it that time!
  45. That’s not half bad.
  46. Nice going.
  47. You haven’t missed a thing!
  48. WOW!
  49. That’s the way!
  50. Keep up the good work.
  52. That’s the best ever.
  53. You’ve just about mastered it.
  54. PERFECT!
  55. That’s better than ever.
  56. Much better!
  58. You must have been practicing.
  59. You did that very well.
  60. FINE!
  61. Nice going.
  62. You’re really going to town.
  66. That’s how to handle that.
  67. Now that’s what I call a fine job.
  68. That’s great.
  69. Right on!
  70. You’re really improving.
  71. You’re doing beautifully!
  72. SUPERB!
  73. Good remembering.
  74. You’ve got that down pat.
  75. You certainly did well today.
  76. Keep it up!
  77. Congratulations. You got it right!
  78. You did a lot of work today.
  79. Well look at you go.
  80. That’s it.
  81. I like knowing you.
  83. I like that.
  84. Way to go!
  85. Now you have the hang of it.
  86. You’re doing fine!
  87. Good thinking.
  88. You are really learning a lot.
  89. Good going.
  90. I’ve never seen anyone do it better.
  91. Keep on trying.
  92. Good job, (person’s name).
  93. You figured that out fast.
  94. You remembered!
  95. That’s really nice.
  96. That kind of work makes me happy.
  97. It’s such a pleasure to teach when you work like that!
  98. I think you’re doing the right thing
  99. You outdid yourself today!
  100. Good for you!
  101. I think you’ve got it now.
  102. That’s good (boy/girl).

You’re a champion.