There was a great article in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal about how grateful people are happier and healthier.
The article states...
"a growing body of research suggests that maintaining an attitude of gratitude can improve psychological, emotional and physical well-being. Adults who frequently feel grateful have more energy, more optimism, more social connections and more happiness than those who do not. They are also less likely to be depressed, envious, greedy or alcoholics. They earn more money, sleep more soundly, exercise more regularly and have greater resistance to viral infections."
I believe that gratitude is as simple to implement in the workplace as it is at home. Whether you are a CEO, VP, Director, Manager, Team Leader, or Front Line worker we can all show gratitude.
And who knows? Maybe by showing more gratitude in the workplace your people will have more energy, more optimism, more connections and more happiness, and all of that might just lead to more productivity, more engagement, more retention (of top talent) and more commitment after a long day of work.