When leaders express gratitude to their employees, they build trust, promote excellence, and generate increased engagement.
David DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, observes that expressing gratitude may also be an important antidote to the growing epidemic of loneliness in the U.S. workplace. As DeSteno has found, 53% of American workers report sometimes feeling isolated in their public lives. Gratitude, along with other emotions such as compassion and pride, can help break this cycle. After all, gratitude is also a powerful way to build social connections.
But what is the best way to express gratitude? Keep reading to discover how to say thanks to your team members in a way that will have a measurable impact.