“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
- William Arthur Ward
Those on the receiving end of gratitude are nearly twice as likely to be highly engaged and over four times more likely to be happy at work, according to the workhuman IQ 2021 survey report.
53% say they would stay at their organization longer if they felt more appreciation for their work.
Here's a quick tip: "Be laser-focused when giving acknowledgement." (Source) Reference specific actions and qualities rather than offering a generic "thank you".
HBR Article by Eric M. Anicich & Alice J. Lee
HBR Article by Hieidi Grant
Forbes Article by Kimberly A. Whitler
Read our Blog post
"In its simplest form, an expression of gratitude costs nothing and only requires minimal time and attention." Jonathan H. Westover, Ph.D
"Start by cultivating gratitude for the little things" and other tips for cultivating gratitude. The Attitude of Gratitude
"Evidence suggests that gratitude and appreciation contribute to the kind of workplace environments where employees actually want to come to work and don’t feel like cogs in a machine." Kira M. Newman
"When we lose sight of the positive and focus on the negative, we’re more likely to treat our colleagues poorly. " Lauren R. Locklear, Shannon G. Taylor, and Maureen L. Ambrose
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