Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and in between thoughts of eating roast turkey, casserole and mashed potatoes, if you’re like most people, you’ve probably been thinking about everything you have to be grateful for. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to let people know you appreciate them – friends, loved ones, and coworkers. Showing gratitude to your co-workers will not only build better relationships, but it could also help you get better results at work.
Think about it: when someone shows appreciation for something you’ve done, you’re probably more likely to help that person in the future. Plus, it’s a lot harder to get irritated with someone who just told you they appreciate you. So in keeping true to the spirit of the season, think about the co-workers who have made your work life a little easier – and then try any combination of the following 3 suggestions. You’ll likely make their day, and you’ll be surprised at how good it makes you feel too!
Give A Straightforward Compliment
Giving someone a straightforward compliment or a simple “thank you” may not be surprisingly creative, but it does work – and that’s the important thing. If you want to make sure that a specific coworker of yours knows that he or she is appreciated, just walk up to this person and give a straightforward “thank you.”
If you want to make the most impact, tell this coworker what you are specifically grateful for. Maybe she helped you manage temporary employees or he helped you choose an employment agency. Whatever the reason, a positive face-to-face remark is something that anyone will want to hear.
Send A Note
Very few people send written notes nowadays, so giving a coworker a handwritten card can make a lasting impression. If you take the time to write down an expression of gratitude, your coworker will likely cherish it for a long time.
Bring A Gift or a Treat
Nothing says “thank you” like handing over a small gift or a sweet treat. It may sound silly or cliché, but rarely will people say no to a glazed donut or a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Simple as it may seem, a small gift with a quick “thank you for helping me out with the job” goes a long way to make a coworker feel appreciated.
Showing gratitude to your coworkers doesn’t mean you have to put on a big show. The important thing about it is getting the message across. If you let your coworkers know that you appreciate them, it will help strengthen your relationships and improve your quality of life at work.
If you want to learn more tips about improving the quality of life at work, then talk to the experts of Star Staffing! Visit our contact page today to get in touch with one of our trusted representatives.