Leadership Tip

How to encourage gratitude in your team

As we navigate through the demands and challenges of an ever-changing workplace, it's easy to lose sight of what truly matters. Amidst deadlines, meetings, and presentations, we often forget the power of gratitude - the simple act of expressing appreciation for the good things in our lives. When employees feel valued, they are more satisfied, willing to work longer, and motivated to do their best. Here's how to do it:

  1. Developing them. People want to grow. If promotion opportunities are limited you can invest in professional development through training, assigning team members to new and interesting projects, and exposing them to different parts of the company.
     
  2. Involving them. Give employees the opportunity to play key roles in decision-making and problem solving so they know their skills benefit the organisation.
     
  3. Supporting them. Encourage camaraderie, help to eliminate toxic and dysfunctional team behaviours, and create opportunities for team members to interact with each other outside work.

The above leadership tip...
was sent in response to a question from a participant on our acclaimed 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme and adapted from Foster a Culture of Gratitude by Christine Riordan. Whether you're a first time manager or an experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice is hard to find. Until now. To find out how you, your team or your organisation can benefit, please contact us.


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