No one likes being taken for granted, at home or on the job. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, overwhelming numbers of employees are feeling mistreated on the job by their own co-workers. Consider how far the power of gratitude can go toward reversing lingering resentments.
Recognize, praise, and reinforce people you appreciate. Tell them how what they did made a difference. Remember that unexpressed gratitude is the same as ingratitude.
Please let us know: Think about a recent time you shared your appreciation for someone you work with. How did he or she respond? How does giving appreciation at work change the workplace environment? Share your responses to this weekly discussion question here.
11/5/2013 01:16:15 am
Praise and positive reinforcement are vital in any working environment and especially in team building. When all you ever hear is complaints and negatives, it is easy to lose your motivation and enthusiasm for a job.
11/20/2013 07:12:12 am
I am a recent retiree after 35 years in education. I know that my gratitude toward the work of others increased my integrity with my colleagues. I often get feedback from others that I make them feel valued because I encourage them for what they do.
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