It’s that time of the year again! People across the country are preparing to head home next week to enjoy time with their family and friends. In the midst of holiday anticipation and planning, many may not think to add work to their list of things they are grateful for. However, there is no better time to promote a positive, thankful environment than the holiday season. Here are 5 ways to bring Thanksgiving to the office:
1. Thank your employees:
Bosses, employees should be recognized for their accomplishments year-round, but Thanksgiving serves as a reminder to appreciate everything that they do for you. Giving thanks to your employees can go way beyond just words and result in higher job satisfaction.
2. Appreciate your boss:
If you have a great boss, let them know! Stop expecting thanks, and express your gratitude for them.
3. Build relationships:
Having close friends in the office helps with stress, promotes engagement, and makes going to the office every day something to look forward to. Focus on building new relationships and strengthening existing ones.
4. Be positive:
Personalizing your emails and text messages with a simple “thank you so much!” or “I really appreciate that!” can mean a lot to someone. It may seem like common sense, but sometimes we become detached when caught up in a daily routine.
5. Go the extra mile:
Offer help to a someone who has too much on their plate, or buy a coffee for someone who’s having a tough day. The upcoming holidays can be a stressful time for many when it comes to balancing personal life and work. Being positive and thankful is contagious, and especially important this time of the year. Lend a hand, show some gratitude, and have a happy Thanksgiving!