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Gratitude in the Workplace – Thankful Thursday

Focusing on gratitude should, also, include gratitude in the workplace. If you are an employee or have employees that are unhappy, it impacts so many things – work production, team morale, customer service, the list can go and on.

I’m thankful to work in an environment that recognizes and actively reflects an attitude of gratitude on a regular basis.

Gratitude in the Workplace Benefits

Ways to Show Gratitude in the Workplace

Of course recognition for a job well-done is always welcome and a sincere “thank you” goes a long way.

  • Peer-to-peer gratitude – having something in place where co-workers can thank one another is a huge morale booster. In my department, we have what’s called a “fish bowl” – throughout the month employees are able to place their co-workers in the fish bowl by filling out a slip of paper stating why they deserve to be recognized. Reasons vary from helping with a task, filling in while someone was out sick or to helping get paper for the copy machine. The best part of our monthly department meeting is reading those slips aloud.
  • Show others you care enough by helping them improve on a task or meet a goal. Sharing your time and talents shows that you believe in the team and truly want it to succeed.
  • If you are in a leadership role, be open. Constructively tell your team members how they can improve and be willing to assist them meet their goals. If you are a team member, be willing to receive constructive criticism and ask your boss and team members on ways you can better contribute to the team. “How can I help?” goes a long way.
  • Accept thank yous, offers for support and assistance, and compliments.

Thankful Thursday

This week I’m thankful for:

~ the warmer weather we’re getting
~ friends that are being blessed with new jobs and promotions
~new contacts and widening my networking circle
~being able to be there for a friend in who just needed to vent
~an awesome team at work

Would love to see you over at our Making A Happy Home Weekly Link-Up and don’t miss out on the Blogger Virtual Online Party coming up soon! I’ve even lined up some great giveaways for the week 🙂

Your turn!

What are you thankful for this week?
What ways do you or have you seen gratitude in the workplace promoted?

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Heather Hopson

Friday 31st of May 2013

Last week, I sent an email to the higher ups praising our interns. It's definitely important to thank those people who often are forgotten but make a big impact, even if they are doing what some may think is a small job.


Saturday 18th of May 2013

I'm thankful for summer hours at my job! I'll be off at 12:30 on Fridays. Whoo!


Sunday 19th of May 2013

Slightly jealous :) Welcome summer!!!

Shannon (The Mommy-Files)

Thursday 16th of May 2013

Sounds like a great list of ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!


Sunday 19th of May 2013

Thank you for stopping by!

Kathleen Kennedy-Leon

Thursday 16th of May 2013

you have hit the nail on the head!! Gratitude is so important especially in the workplace since we spend so many hours each day at our workplaces. Its always important to make people feel appreciated for the work they contribute and as a department head of several departments-I strive to do this on a regular basis.


Thursday 16th of May 2013

I know I always was more productive when felt that my work was valued. Even just a tiny bit of gratitude goes a long way!

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