5 Ways To Give (Thoughtful) Thanks To Your Team

When employees feel valued, they’re efforts and productivity increase. As a team member and leader, it’s important to take the time to recognize efforts and show your appreciation. Janet at Trello wrote a great article about how gratitude makes a positive impact on a person’s moral cognition, value judgement, and theory of mind and how this culture makes for a great work environment. Research show that a culture of gratitude is extremely important to motivate employees to do their best work and have a high level of job satisfaction. According to Janet, here are a few ways to show appreciation to your team.

  1. Provide Sincere And Consistent Recognition – Understanding how your team members like to accept gratitude can go a long way in showing that you truly care about their preferences.
  2. Give A Thoughtful Gift – If you can’t find the words, then give a great gift for that person on your team who deserves that recognition. Wrap that thanks with a bow and show them how grateful you are for their efforts at work.
  3. Get Your Team Involved – Employees feel valued when they can participate in decision-making and their skills are actually being used to the benefit of the company.
  4. Listen With Intent – The best leaders are the ones who take the time to really listen to their employees and colleagues.
  5. Create A Kudos Culture – At the end of the day, your team wants to feel appreciated and valued. This collective approach to expressing gratitude will help the practice become second nature to everyone on your team.

If you’re looking for ways to motivate your team, a simple “thank you” goes a long way.


Original Post by Janet Mesh at Trello

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