Thanksgiving week is a perfect time to stop and reconsider the importance of saying “thank you” — in our personal lives for sure, and also at work.
It’s also a perfect time to think about how expressing gratitude should be a year-round focus, voiced whenever it’s deserved.
With this in mind, I was thinking about a post I previously wrote (Our Moms Were Right).
It was inspired by a Wall St Journal article about research indicating “The workplace ranks dead last among the places people express gratitude…”
The article was written two years ago, but it’s very unlikely the volume of workplace thank-you’s has increased much.
Here’s the link to my older post. It highlights reasons why managers should be more generous in expressing gratitude, both for the recipients’ benefit as well as their own.
Have a very happy and restful Thanksgiving!