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A Culture of Gratitude is Good for Everyone

Posted on: November 25th, 2015 by: John Scheibel

As everyone is busy giving thanks at this wonderful time of year, I wanted to get in on the action. And although there’s always the old adage, “nice guys finish last”, when it comes to running a business, I beg to differ. In fact, I would go so far as to say that creating a culture of gratitude within your organization results in a win-win-win scenario for everyone involved – employees, customers and business owners alike.

This might seem like common sense to many of us, but according to research, it’s not as commonplace as you’d think. Across a number of surveys related to this topic, roughly fifty-percent of all employees feel they are not appreciated at work. And when you take a closer look at the half of the workforce that shares this sentiment, you see their elevated levels of discontentment and disengagement, which quickly translate into a lack of productivity and leads to their looking for work elsewhere.Thanksgiving_grace_1942

How does this affect your customer relationships if your employees are not motivated to put forth their best work or effort? I think we all know the answer to this question. So why is it so hard for employers to say “thank you”? My explanation; it’s not. As busy as life and work can get, we should never be too busy to a show appreciation for those who work for us, with us and those we work for. And not just at Thanksgiving, but every day throughout the year.

So, if I haven’t said it enough, “thank you” to the hard-working employees at Trefoil Group, to our fantastic clients who inspire us every day and to our supportive partners throughout the world. Without you, this business would not be possible … nor would it be nearly as much fun!

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving,

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John Scheibel

CEO – Trefoil Group

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