5 Reasons to Express Gratitude at Work this Holiday Season
Updated: Mar 4, 2019
Expressing and receiving gratitude at work creates a happier work environment, leads to higher levels or production and results in satisfied employees. However, according to a survey of 2,000 Americans, people are less likely to feel or express gratitude at work than anyplace else. When pressured by our hectic day-to-day lives it can become difficult to stay positive and see the silver lining.
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.
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