Washington: Looking for work satisfaction? Expressing gratitude to a colleague would improve their life and yours, a recent study suggests.
From an organisational, policy and leadership perspective, according to the researchers, employers should create formal or informal opportunities for people to express gratitude. Including gratitude in a business plan is an essential step that many business leaders miss, and that omission can have financial consequences.
"Employees that receive positive feedback are healthier, and that can impact the bottom line. Preventing headaches and other stress-related symptoms means fewer sick days, and, in this case, cuts down the cost of replacement nurses and overtime pay," David Cadiz, a recent study suggests.
These small changes can have a dramatic fiscal impact over time, which can result in more staff, better pay rates and increased benefits.
The big takeaway here is to express gratitude when you see someone doing a good job. A positive feedback loop impacts you and those around you, and can ultimately shape a healthier and happier community....