So, what exactly is it about thankful people that makes them wired for success?
They have a loyal following.-
Leaders who are genuinely thankful for the talent, work ethic, and commitment of the people they lead and make a conscious commitment to show it, have a devoted following of employees and laborers who will always be willing and prepared to follow them into battle.
According to a Harvard Health Publications article that summarized the findings of several studies on gratitude, “Managers and crew chiefs who remember to say ‘thank you’ to people who work for them may find that those employees or laborers feel motivated to work harder.” Recognition is a powerful motivator that can build employee retention and increase productivity; however, a lack thereof can have an equally negative effect.
Results from a 2013 Gallup survey revealed only 45% of men and 50% of women are satisfied with the recognition they receive at work for their accomplishments.
If an employee or laborer is putting in long hours and going beyond the call of duty to achieve your goals, but feels their extra effort is going unnoticed by you, what motivation do they have to maintain that level of work?