Practicing gratitude at the workplace goes a long way. However, surveys have revealed that individuals are least likely to express gratitude and thankfulness at their workplaces. Not only does this affect employee happiness and productivity, but it also deteriorates work relationships.
Here are a few ways to instill gratitude at your workplace.
Celebrate Collective & Individual Successes
No organization can function without teamwork and collaboration. It’s important to emphasize this core business value and celebrate team successes. After all, it takes a collective effort from everyone in the department to get the desired results.
However, it’s equally important to acknowledge and appreciate personal successes. Your employees may have worked together to achieve a common goal, but don’t let this undermine the individual efforts each of them made. If you notice someone put in additional work or handle a situation seamlessly, make sure to thank them for their commitment and effort personally. For managers and supervisors reporting to a higher authority, it’s recommended that they outline each team member’s contribution, so that they can get the appreciation they deserve.
Acknowledge the Unsung Heroes
Every workplace has its own category of unsung heroes. These are employees whose efforts and contributions often go overlooked. While you may be thanking certain members at your workplace for their stellar performances and commitment, don’t forget about the ones who don’t get nearly enough appreciation.
Not everyone on your team is a born leader or a rockstar, but that doesn’t mean they’re not putting in the effort. As an employer, it’s your responsibility to express gratitude to everyone who works at your company, whether it’s the janitorial staff, the interns, or your top salespersons.
Rejoice Each Win
You don’t have to wait for a big client to sign up with your company or an important project to come to an end to thank your employees for their hard work. Whether it’s at a project success party or after a minor achievement, don’t hesitate to celebrate your team’s winning moments.
After all, a win is a win, whether big or small. Positive feedback and gratitude shouldn’t be reserved for only the big successes, but should include even small victories.
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