Giving thanks keeps you and your employees happy and healthy.
How often do you thank your employees? Or do you assume that a salary is thanks enough – and why should we thank people for doing their jobs, anyway?
Here’s why: employees are motivated to work harder when managers thank them (according to research from the Wharton School, mentioned here by Harvard Medical School).
If you still don’t buy it, then do it for yourself. Gratitude is linked by multiple studies* to better health, sounder sleep, less anxiety, and more life satisfaction. Grateful people are even more likely to exercise.
After turkey dinner, we all need more of that. Happy Thanksgiving!