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 companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

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