November 15, 2017

Showing Gratitude at Work during Thanksgiving

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Showing Gratitude at Work

It’s always a boon to morale to show gratitude to employees. Making sure employees know their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed is a nice reminder that the bottom line isn’t the only thing that matters in sales. Is there a better time to explore ways of showing gratitude and the positive effects it can have at work than Thanksgiving?

Ways to Show Gratitude at Work:

Call-Outs: A simple “good job” in any form – whether it’s during a meeting, included in a company-wide email or posted on a bulletin board in a common area – goes a long way. It may mean more when the recognition comes from management or the C-suite level, but don’t discount the value of peer recognition. Encourage your employees to keep everyone informed if they think part of their team is doing exceptional work. It goes a long way towards fostering a team-oriented environment and building community within your office.

Rewards: Verbal call-outs are great, but tangible gifts and experiences can leave an even bigger mark. Gifts don’t have to be extravagant; even something as simple as a photo frame for the team member’s desk, a funny coffee mug, or a stylish journal is a great way to recognize someone. Personalizing a reward to suit an employee’s taste goes the extra mile toward positive reinforcement. Gift cards, a lunch out or tickets to a show also make great tokens of recognition. We’re not suggesting you should make handing out awards a daily occurrence, but recognizing employees who consistently go above and beyond is a great practice.

Group Activities: The only potential downside to singling employees out is the risk of alienating other employees who feel they were passed over. So much of business is a team effort, so why not plan a team outing that lets people relax and get to know each other on a more personal level? Dinner out, sporting events, leisure sports like bowling, scavenger hunts, live shows and movies are all great options.

If group outings feel too costly or burdensome to coordinate, consider buying lunch for the office. Planning a potluck and supplying the main dish can also bring people together.

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At Cydcor, we’re constantly working to achieve outstanding results on behalf of our clients, but that doesn’t mean forgetting the amazing people who make those achievements possible. It’s important to take the time to remind your employees that your own success and that of the company depends on them, their passion, their drive, and the time and effort they devote to helping the team reach its goals.

We hope you and your work family all have a safe and happy holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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