A recent Fast Company article suggested five ways to add more gratitude to your workplace. We endorse them!
- Create an action plan: Make a list of those you appreciate and plan to thank.
- Make it Personal – There’s no substitute for a sincere acknowledgement in front of colleagues or in a handwritten note.
- Do it Digitally if You Must – If face-to-face is not possible, email a thank you, citing exactly what promoted it.
- Make it Inclusive – Point out how your colleague’s contribution helps yours, and acknowledge anything that exceeded your expectations.
- Create more Gratitude Opportunities – Consider, for example, keeping a gratitude book in the office where people can cite a co-worker they appreciate and why.
We want to hear: Do you feel you say thank you enough, or that you are thanked enough at work? What will you do to add more gratitude to your workday? To join the conversation, click "comments" below on our Community of Practice Forum.
If you would like to read more about creating a habit around masterful communication, check out our book: Be Quiet, Be Heard: The Paradox of Persuasion