Gratitude, the greatest gift in the workplace

Yesterday was Thanksgiving, a time to reflect on what you’re grateful for and to show appreciation for those around you. As leaders, we’re often focused on achieving goals and what it’ll take from our team to get there. But it’s equally important to show your employees gratitude for all the amazing work they do – feeling valued is an important component of success.

An article in Forbes underscores the importance of nurturing a company culture centered around appreciation and sharing thanks to those in the workplace. We’ve seen several shifts in labor force participation over the past few years as a result of the pandemic. Throughout the ebbs and flows, company culture is one of employees’ top metrics of job satisfaction.

Here are a few ways to celebrate your employees and show meaningful gratitude in the workplace:

  1. Appreciate workers in addition to work: Find ways to recognize your colleagues for their work ethics and talents rather than just the tasks they accomplish. Acknowledge when a team member is eager to dive into new projects or when someone shows a willingness to help onboard new teammates.


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