Did you know that more than a quarter of us (29%*) feel undervalued in our current role?
Today is World Gratitude Day which is observed every year on 21st September.
It’s possibly one of the lesser known ‘international days’ which we see popping up on our social media feeds, despite its start dating back to 1965.
The purpose of this day is to “foster feelings of appreciation, positivity, worthiness, and connection, which can create a ripple effect of benefits for everyone involved”.
This is an ideal we can all relate to, including in the context of the workplace.
With a significant proportion of our time being spent at work, either in the office or working remotely, expressing and receiving gratitude can have a real impact on company culture, working environment, engagement and retention.
Did you know that more than a quarter of us (29%*) feel undervalued in our current role? It turns out that, in many cases, the simple act of a manager taking the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ could be enough to demonstrate value, keep them happier in their jobs and help retain good people.
But how do we go about it? Personally, I like a public display of gratitude, especially if clapping and cheering is involved, but the same isn’t true for everyone. I have a colleague who finds the whole concept of being thanked publicly so horrifying that she has raised it in her one-to-one.
This got me thinking about how different Team Roles say ‘thank you’…