cultivate a year-long culture of gratitude

Cultivate a Year-Long Culture of Gratitude

November 17th, 2017  | 

Published in Leadership, Organization Health

Every year when November rolls around, companies begin planning parties, sending employee appreciation gifts and bringing surprise perks to the office.

It’s important for every company to take the time at the end of a long year to thank its employees, but as 2017 draws to a close, don’t forget to ask yourself:

  • What will I do to show my gratitude during the rest of the year?
  • Are my high performers recognized for the value they add to the company?

A company culture that encourages high performance doesn’t just happen. It requires careful planning and dedication. Fuel your team’s desire to perform by showing your gratitude all year long.

Need a Little Help Jumpstarting Your “Gratitude Plan”?

Start by asking the following questions:

  • Whose work is going un-noticed or overlooked?
  • What do my coworkers value? What drives them?
  • How can I demonstrate their work has value?

Creating a culture of gratitude doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does need to be consistent and authentic. Check out the links below for ways to say thank you without breaking the budget.


About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of organizations in a range of industries. Through his strategic planning facilitation, keynote speaking, workshops and leadership development work with peer advisory boards, Bustin helps CEOs and other key executives maximize their individual performance and, in the process, the performance of their organizations. Bustin is the author of four leadership books, including Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture (McGraw-Hill).