Sharing new information related to this fascinating topic through our publications and blog has long been a priority. In the face of the worldwide pandemic, gratitude is again a popular topic. Be sure to check out our recent post, “Pandemic Makes Workplace Gratitude More Important than Ever”.Since its introduction, our eBook on workplace gratitude has been a helpful guide for companies, large and small, as they learned to embrace an attitude of gratitude. Over the last five years, research has underscored the power of gratitude in our lives.
This growing body of research demonstrates that companies that make an effort to appreciate employees are among the most successful, most innovative companies in the world and have the highest rates of employee satisfaction and retention.
Our original 2013 version has been completely rewritten with a focus on how to build authentic appreciation in the workplace today. While the key element in achieving that remains gratitude, the book is an exciting resource for businesses who are either curious to learn more as they embark on this journey or remain committed to sustaining a culture of appreciation. We will continue to update this popular eBook as the world of gratitude research evolves.
Why We Love Workplace Gratitude
In his book “The Little Book of Gratitude,” the world’s foremost gratitude expert, Professor Robert A. Emmons, calls gratitude “the ultimate performance-enhancing substance.” Who wouldn’t want that in the workplace?
Imagine what your work team could accomplish with a 50 percent jump in productivity. What if you could slash voluntary turnover by 31 percent?
Part of the answer lies in just two words: “Thank you.” Experts agree that authentic gratitude makes all the difference.
“Thank you” is more than good manners. it’s a powerful force that elevates employee wellbeing, loyalty, productivity and business performance. Not convinced? Download our free eBook and learn why leading business executives take workplace appreciation very seriously.
We feel strongly about the transformative power of gratitude and think you will too!
Your Employee Thank You Really Does Matter
According to leaders in the field of gratitude and happiness research, the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley – sharing your heartfelt ‘thank you’ at work, at home and with friends, does truly remarkable things:
“Over the past two decades, studies have consistently found that people who practice gratitude report fewer symptoms of illness, including depression, more optimism and happiness, stronger relationships, more generous behavior, and many other benefits.”
The Greater Good Science Center feels so strongly about the power of ‘thank you’, they launched a multi-year initiative with Robert Emmons of the University of California, Davis, to expand gratitude research (particularly in the areas of health and wellness) and create practical programs to promote gratitude in classrooms and the workplace.
We are very excited to share that the first book from this initiative has just been introduced! “The Gratitude Project: How the Science of Thankfulness Can Rewire Our Brains for Resilience, Optimism, and the Greater Good” by Jeremy Adams Smith and colleagues.” Stay in touch with what they are doing via their newsletter or check out the gratitude videos and speaker bureau.
Why You Should Download Your Free Gratitude Guide
gThankYou’s “Transforming Your Workplace with Gratitude” is written to provide everything you need to harness the power of appreciation in your organization. It’s easy to read and organized so that you can quickly peruse it for tangible takeaways you can implement right away or dive deep for a more comprehensive and strategic view.
If the leadership at your company isn’t on board with your plan to embrace gratitude, you can share persuasive data about the business benefits of genuine gratitude that are hard to ignore.
In addition to compelling research and case studies, you’ll learn:
- How everyone benefits from workplace gratitude
- Why appreciation is so effective
- How to create a culture of gratitude
- The importance of your employee thank you
- Creative how-to tips for putting appreciation into practice
- Resources to help you sustain and nurture your culture of gratitude
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