Author: Caroline Mathews

Happy Holidays

5 Reasons to Express Gratitude at Work this Holiday Season

After what has been another tough year for millions of people around the world still trying to deal with COVID, Long COVID, lockdowns etc I realise that I have a lot to be grateful for.

I’m so thankful for my wonderful clients who are all such a pleasure to work with.
I’ve also been extremely grateful for some of those clients agreeing to video testimonials to explain why they love working with Kiwi Group.  Joe Carey who is the Marketing Manager at Microline Surgical is one of those clients:

I’m also grateful for the team of people that work with me at Kiwi Group.  It’s important to work with people that you respect and trust and have that feeling reciprocated. Not only does this lead to a happy work environment it also leads to higher levels of production and results in satisfied employees which in turn creates happy customers.
However, people are less likely to feel or express gratitude at work than any place else.  When pressured by our hectic day-to-day lives it can become difficult to stay positive and see the silver lining. And in the wake of such a difficult couple of years during the pandemic things can feel excessively gloomy.

Here are five reasons to express gratitude at work

Being grateful feels good. By focusing on the positive aspects of life and choosing to be thankful, individuals will experience higher levels of optimism and enthusiasm. When practiced consistently, this can lead to a reduction in stress, depression and anxiety.

Gratitude begets gratitude. Like any emotion, gratitude is contagious. When a company strives to develop a gracious culture, thankfulness becomes the norm.

Gratitude improves camaraderie. When working on a team, the absence of gratitude can have catastrophic results. Feeling unappreciated is the number one reason why people quit their jobs. Yet, feelings of gratitude create a work environment with high levels of synergy, clarity and performance.

Gratitude satisfies everyone. Employees are motivated by different things such as money, status, or maybe even power but everyone craves recognition and praise for a job well done. Expressing gratitude is an easy, non-monetary way to make everyone feel appreciated.

Gratitude drives personal growth. Being grateful does not require a disconnect from reality or the circumstances of the day. Instead, it challenges a person to look deeply into the facts before them and choose to see the good rather than focusing on the bad.

For more information on how technology can create a happier work environment, contact us today.

Kiwi Group wishes you a very happy holiday.

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