Why Gratitude Matters:
In today’s highly competitive job market, where the war for talent rages on, promoting a culture of gratitude is essential. Disengagement among employees, especially in the era of an increasingly remote or hybrid workforce, is at an all-time high. Stress, burnout, and mental health issues are on the rise, while work-life balance has become increasingly elusive.
According to Gallup, a significant 52% of employees in the US and Canada report experiencing high levels of stress which is tied with East Asia for the highest regional stress levels. Only 31% of the workforce is engaged and thriving at work, 52% are not engaged or “Quiet Quitting,” and 17% are actively disengaged or “Loud Quitting.” A surprising 47% of workers are watching for or actively seeking a new job.
The most critical number to remember is that companies with a highly engaged workforce are 21% more profitable and 17% more productive.*
Regular expressions of gratitude are key. And they are easy to provide. Consider simply encouraging thank-yous during team huddles, one-on-one meetings, and spontaneous moments for when an employee goes above and beyond. A small investment in time can go a long way in boosting morale and motivation.
Beyond verbal appreciation, consider thank-you notes – these can take the form of emails, handwritten notes, or e-cards. Public recognition, where employees’ accomplishments are celebrated, can further build a culture of gratitude.
The key is leading by example. Managers should recognize and appreciate their teams, fostering unity and camaraderie. Keep recognition consistent through meetings and internal communication. Creating a Positive Environment.
What a Culture of Gratitude Looks Like
- Employees are fiercely loyal to the organization.
- They are engaged, productive, and fully invested in the organization’s mission.
- A culture of gratitude has a demonstrable positive impact on the bottom line.
- Employee turnover is significantly reduced, saving the organization money and resources.
- Happy employees become enthusiastic brand advocates and are more likely to refer new talent to your organization, further reinforcing your reputation as a great place to work.
In a competitive landscape, gratitude can be the edge that sets your company apart. The bottom line: engaged employees lead to better company performance and happy customers. Let us help you transform your organization into a positive, high-performing, and customer-focused entity.
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