Published on September 1st, 2015 by Alan L. Sklover
This week, at work, do something that is . . .
Good for You,
Good for Others,
Is an Undeniable Virtue,
Will Strengthen Your Job Security:
Offer an Expression of Gratitude To At Least One Person
Every few months we remind ourselves – and our friends, readers and Blog Family – that their work lives and careers will likely be made richer, stronger and more secure by one simple – and cost-free – gesture: an expression of gratitude to a co-worker, whether a subordinate, a colleague, a manager or someone else.
Sincere expressions of appreciation are uplifting, encouraging, motivating, and affirming . . . to both the person expressing the gratitude, and the person receiving it.
We all hear (and sometimes make) complaints about co-workers. But how often do we thank or compliment each other? Not nearly enough. There is so much to be grateful for in our colleagues, if you only take a moment to think about it.
And the world sure could use a dose of positivity, solidarity, understanding and appreciation.
Go ahead, give it a try. You’ll be glad you did. It will be good for others, and good for you.
To make it a touch easier for you, we offer a list of “50 Great Expressions of Workplace Appreciation and Gratitude.” As examples, helpfulness, thoughtfulness, extra effort and collaborative spirit. Or, for meetings that were short and effective, a recommendation for a promotion, even covering your shift when family problems arose.
If you can’t find at least one person at work who deserves at least one of our “50 Thank You’s,” then either you need some inner reflection or perhaps even a new job elsewhere. To obtain your copy, just [click here.]
You might also review a newsletter we posted in 2007 entitled “The Surprising Power of Simple Appreciation – A Negotiator’s Secret.” To do so, just [click here.]
There is a lot to appreciate in a lot of our colleagues at work. Why not note it, express your thanks for it, and encourage more of it?
And, Thank You for being a member of our “Blog-Visitor Family.”
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