The Art of Giving Thanks
Updated: Nov 16
We all know that saying thank you goes a long way when it comes to your team.
Leaders are busy. Sometimes the simple thank you or act of appreciation doesn’t happen.
Making time for this in your day is vital to a thriving team.
Teams that are told thank you perform better and like coming to work more. Trust in their boss also increases.
Achievers.com says, “Almost 90 percent of employees who received thanks or recognition from their boss report feeling high levels of trust in that individual.”
Here are three simple things you can try to thank your employees:
Write personal notes: Give your team members personalized thank you notes detailing the work they’ve completed that you are grateful for and wish them continued success. As a bonus, write the note on special paper or on a card with a theme or picture that they like.
If you aren’t sure what to say, here are some ways to say thank you when it comes to showing your employee appreciation.
Give small gifts: Most employees appreciate gifts, especially gifts to local events, movies, or gift cards to restaurants. Place the gift on their desk in the morning before they come into work with a note of thanks, and they are likely to be appreciative.
Provide employees with development resources: Offer to pay for your employees to get a specific certification or take a class to enhance their professional capabilities related to their current job title or the job title they are after. This shows that you care about their growth and development and support their success.
Below are some tips from Indeed.com that you may use to thank your team for their hard work:
Reward employees based on their individual interests
Provide sincere and consistent recognition
Involve other colleagues
Give them a shout out in your next team meeting
Thank you goes a long way!
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