Around here, the *last* thing we want to hear is how much management "appreciates" us. This is because our management seems to consider "appreciate" to be a synonym for "give a royal shafting." As in "We want you all to know how much we REALLY APPRECIATE you for all the hard work you all do." (Now bend over.) "We asked you all here to tell you about the new policy..."
The most recent "innovation" was in our phone system. The people here who answer phones were able to keep up with incoming calls pretty well. So the manager "innovated" and purposely sabotaged the system so now callers have to wait at least 20 minutes on hold. But is it the manager who gets yelled at by all the angry callers? No, just the poor buggers who are so "appreciated."
My company says we are great employees. I agree but the problem is the managers they hire seem to be hired more for their looks and their ability to play golf than for their brains. My guess is most can shoot below their IQ on any given day.