How Do You Say Thank You and Express Gratitude Towards Your Team?

For what do you express gratitude?

Perhaps you are grateful for the restful sleep you had or for the time spent with family and friends. Maybe you’re grateful that you got out of bed on a cold morning to make it to the gym or to thank a friend who helped you through a difficult time.

It is important to express gratitude by thanking the barista who prepares our coffee. It’s important to express gratitude for others, as well as yourself. How often do you acknowledge your staff for their hard work?

When it’s time to inspire others and raise morale, gratitude can be the secret ingredient.

By expressing gratitude, you can build an environment that is positive and supportive for your staff and business. You will improve the team’s performance and morale. It will reduce stress and put a big smile on their face.

What Is Gratitude?

Look up the meanings of the words in the dictionary.

The quality of gratitude: the willingness to show appreciation and repay the kindness.

Reciprocal gratitude is the basis of all business relationships.

When we were children, parents taught us to show gratitude for gifts received, food served by a waiter in a restaurant, or friends that helped when in need.

As we grew older, we learned to be more appreciative of others. Even today, people are considered rude if they do not thank the waiter who served them their food.

You can’t bring gratitude to the workplace. A survey by The John Templeton Foundation found that Americans are less inclined to feel or express gratitude in their work environment than they would be at home, school, or other public places.

This is not surprising. These same people put their jobs at the bottom.

It’s important to express gratitude in the workplace. The majority of participants said that it increased motivation and made them feel happier.

A culture of lack of gratitude can be selfish, and negatively impact morale.

If you don’t recognize their hard work, your employees won’t be happy in their jobs. Your employees will not put as much work into the future, and won’t be around as long if they don’t get recognized for their good work.

How gratitude can boost your business

Don’t take my words as gospel.

1. Gratitude Improves Employee Performance

It is important to show gratitude to build a strong team that will remain with your business as it grows. Even if you’re competing with a lower price, gratitude will have an impact on your relationship with the direct reports.

When employees feel appreciated and trusted by their employer, they are motivated to work harder and rarely quit.

2. Gratitude increases empathy and problem-solving abilities

Teamwork and empathy may seem like two different concepts but they are more closely related than you might think. Showing gratitude to staff will make them feel more cared for and responsive. This encourages your employees to express their concerns about your business and yourself.

Employees will be less likely to respond negatively to criticism and are more willing to collaborate to resolve problems.

3. Gratitude Enhances Self-Esteem

Your employees will feel more empowered and confident to deal with any problems they may encounter.

4. Gratitude Reduces Stress

Work can cause stress even if it is something you love.

It seems like there’s always a new challenge or problem to solve. While that type of excitement can be exciting, it is also dangerous and could kill you. If you hate the job you do and are not paid for or you work in a competitive environment where cooperation is discouraged.

A powerful tool for reducing stress is gratitude.

If you are valued by your team, you’ll have the confidence to deal with problems that arise. Your first mistake will not result in you being fired.

5. Gratitude Keeps you Healthy

Each year, how many days of work are lost due to sickness? You can’t blame employees when they are sick. Everyone is human and will experience some health issues. It’s important to take the time needed to recover because we still have jobs.

You can easily create a healthy work environment. Inject some gratitude into your daily workday.

Being grateful is a good thing. Practice gratitude every day. What are the benefits? People with a grateful attitude are more likely to be active, eat healthy foods, and seek medical attention when they are sick.

Showing your employees gratitude

Why are you discussing this?

You can’t just say “thank you” when you are on the phone or in your office. Gratitude is valuable only when expressed sincerely. It shouldn’t be done grudgingly to increase your profits.

You don’t want to quickly increase the revenue of your business. Instead, you should create a positive, productive, and genuine relationship at work. This will inspire your employees to do more than their duty, even when they are under pressure. Here’s how to indirectly boost your bottom line.

There are ways you can create these relationships. Here are three easy steps to integrate gratitude into your business DNA.

1. Tell them that you love them

How many times have you expressed gratitude to an employee who has helped resolve your client’s issue helpfully and positively, booked a restaurant, or answered your phone calls with courtesy?

You might think that the person’s salary is enough. “Isn’t it their duty to do so?” No.

While your employees might be motivated by a paycheck, it’s far from the only goal or motivation they have.

Money can’t replace gratitude.

A simple and sincere thank-you with eye contact, a smile, or a brief nod is free.

Thank your employees every time for the hard work they put in. This will brighten their day and set a good example.

2. Send Thank You Cards

Douglas Conant became CEO of Campbell Soup Company, in 1997. In 1997, the future of Campbell Soup Company looked grim. Its main product was condensed soups and its sales were declining. Over 70% of company managers were disengaged. There was a rumor that one of their rivals would buy the business.

Conant’s brand has changed dramatically in the last eight years.

Conant’s winning strategy involved re-engaging the brand’s staff. His reasoning was simple: “To be successful in the marketplace you have to first succeed at work,” he told Forbes. Employee engagement is my obsession.

Conant sends out about 20 Thank-you Notes per day.

No matter how insignificant their contribution may appear, it will be recognized. This kind of recognition is what motivates employees to do a better job.

Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo. Indra Nooyi is the CEO of PepsiCo.

Thank one or more employees each month for their contribution. Be specific. Mention an instance when you used their expertise to move a particular project forward or solve a client’s issue. Now and then, send a thank-you note to the parents.

3. Send Them Gifts

This is not the typical Christmas gift for employees. They won’t be surprised and will not appreciate this gift. There are better options!

Richard Branson, a legend in the world of business and a top-ranking boss on many lists, is an excellent place to start. Richard Branson is always looking for new ways to recognize his staff’s hard work.

Virgin offers its employees many benefits including the Tribe Card, which provides discounts at restaurants and stores and insurance for travel. Virgin also gives their employees up to half-off products, unlimited holidays, and even parties.

Give your employees something to say thank you. If you are a jeweler then you can give them an engraved bracelet or ring. Send a hamper of food to your virtual staff.

Offer your employees discounts at local gyms, cinemas, and spas. Send them plants or flowers for their birthday, along with a note of thanks.

The possibilities are endless!

Encourage Employee Gratitude with Bonuses

As the head of your business, it’s up to you to set an example. You should thank employees at every chance you get.

Imagine a workplace where the employees work in harmony and do not fight.

The key to success is gratitude.

Dropbox has created a new program called Gratitude Post. A design team had to come up with cards that represented the values the company holds dear, like teamwork or attention. Gratitude Post will then deliver these cards to employees who have lived by the value.

The company provides a productive environment for its employees. The company also offers interesting data about the motivations of its employees.

You don’t need a large budget to launch your program. Employees can also create a board to express their appreciation to their colleagues. Messages can be anonymous if anonymity helps. The important thing is to acknowledge the employee.

Design your gratitude program. Decide if your team would like to be anonymous, or sign the notes. They may wish to make thank-yous cards or decorate a wall.

This is the conclusion to this article:

This power is indisputable. It creates a positive workplace culture and can help you grow your business.

The attitude is what counts. A gratitude program doesn’t have to cost hundreds of dollars. Start by saying “thanks” verbally, or in writing, in your office. This will spread to the rest of your business and you.

Now it’s your turn. How will you increase gratitude at work? Share your ideas in the comment section. You may inspire others to practice gratitude.

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