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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

As I was thinking about the many things I am grateful for, both personally and professionally, I wanted to talk for a minute about the importance of gratitude in the workplace.

Incorporating gratitude at work will help foster a healthy culture. Research clearly shows that a culture of gratitude impacts employee engagement, productivity, job satisfaction, and talent retention. Gratitude promotes wellness and collaboration. And there are benefits for the giver of gratitude as well.

It is important to note that the expression of gratitude needs to be authentic, timely, and meaningful.

The list is long, but here are some of the benefits of gratitude in the workplace. Gratitude improves employee:

  • Collaboration

  • Connection

  • Engagement

  • Fulfillment

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • Job Satisfaction

  • Morale

  • Motivation

  • Performance

  • Resilience

  • Retention

  • Trust

At the same time, gratitude decreases stress, pain, anxiety, and fatigue.

According to Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, authors of Leading with Gratitude, “Workers want and need to know their work is appreciated. Showing gratitude to employees is the easiest, fastest, most inexpensive way to boost performance.”

Gratitude is something we can all incorporate into our lives and our work.

So today, I am feeling grateful to my family and friends, my colleagues and clients, and you – my readers. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my post.

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