Recent employment engagement surveys point out that the #1 thing leaders can do to show appreciation for their employees’ work is to say “thank you.”
Why is that so hard, or is it an attitude of “that’s what they get paid for?”
How many times is a day to you actually say thank you to someone? Is it to spouses, family members, children, friends, colleagues? Why not to those who work for you and with you?
During this week of the USA’s Thanksgiving holiday, shouldn’t this be an opportunity to re-evaluate the heartfelt simple phrase of “Thank you?” Notice I said heartfelt, because people can tell if you mean it or not, by the way you treat them on a daily basis. Right?
Yet, isn’t there much around you to be thankful for i.e. Life, family, health, et.? A heartfelt “thank you” can literally change someone’s life.
It also means that you need to consciously look for the good your people do, which will shift how you do/view your work and will certainly affect how your employees view their work.
If you really think about it, saying thank you can help build relationships, boost self esteem, and show true appreciation.
Thank you for what you do in your organizations to promote/enforce compliance and ethics . I am thankful and grateful to be among you all.