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Strengthen your relationships

Team managers: Have you tried appreciating or showing gratitude to your team members lately?

Showing gratitude strengthens relationships.

How you show that gratitude differs from person to person. A thank you note might work for one person but not for another. A care pack might work on some but not on others. How is showing gratitude helpful for you and others? Find out from this short article on Psychology Today. A few takeaways:

  • over time, feeling grateful boosts happiness and fosters both physical and psychological health

  • practicing gratitude curbs the use of words expressing negative emotions

  • people who are grateful feel less pain, less stress, suffer insomnia less, have stronger immune systems, experience healthier relationships, and do better academically and professionally

  • grateful people are less likely to have mental health problems like depression

Tips to Show Appreciation to Colleagues

Determine each colleague’s preferred expression of appreciation. Is it through WORDS, ACTION, TIME SPENT WITH THEM or A TOKEN?

  • WORDS say 'Tell me you care.' Example: 'Thank you for showing up early to take care of the tech issues'

  • ACTION says 'Show me you care' Example: 'Let me run that errand for you while you finish the report'

  • TIME says 'Spend undivided time with me.' Example: Have a chat with your colleague about how he's doing.

  • TOKENS should of of value to the recipient. Example, a cup of coffee is a token but may not be appreciated by someone who prefers herbal tea!

Find out how to determine the ways your team members want to be shown appreciation from this short article by Paul White ::

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