When was the last time you expressed gratitude to your teammates? Have you told them recently how much you appreciate their hard work? Have you mentioned how valuable their efforts are to the company as a whole? If not, it’s time to start cultivating more gratitude at work.
After all, gratitude is good for business — it increases people’s mental strength, enhances their self-esteem and empathy, and opens the door to new relationships. It also improves physical health and sleep.
Best of all, in my experience, people who are grateful and appreciative are more open and content. They see possibilities where others see closed doors; they want to make things better.
Rewarding your team members for their hard work and dedication is a given. But if you really want to show your appreciation, you’ve got to go beyond raises, bonuses, branded swag, gift cards, and perks. Your team won’t reject those rewards, of course, but to strike a chord, you need to think about offering rewards that align with your company’s values and goals.