Everyone wants to feel appreciated and know that their contributions are adding value. When someone does something to help you or adds value to a project, don’t be shy about telling them thank you and that you appreciate what they have contributed. They deserve to be rewarded for their contribution because remember in almost everything you will do, you will need others to help you accomplish it. Appreciating others for their contribution is easy, free and pays dividends. There is not usually enough praise to go around so it will be noticed. If this becomes part of the way you work, you may find that you can help create a culture of appreciating other peoples work around you. Colleagues may be more interested in collaborating with you because they know their efforts will be recognized. All this is goodness so don’t miss the opportunity to thank someone who has helped you.