September 22nd, 2014

Who Could Use a Pat on the Back?

How do you recognize someone at work who has done an outstanding job? J.B. Wood believes we should recognize people's work whenever we catch them doing a good job at something, large or small. This doesn't mean we need to throw a party, he explains.  Sincerely saying, "Good job. I...

November 10th, 2013

Foster a Culture of Gratitude

Research shows that employees who feel valued, they have high job satisfaction, are willing to work longer hours, engage in productive relationships with co-workers and supervisors, are motivated to do their best, and work towards achieving the company’s goals. The opposite is also true....

June 14th, 2013

Words and Phrases that Make Workers Happy

It doesn’t take a big raise or lavish gifts to make employees happy. Certain words and phrases can have the same effect. This article tells bosses which ones to use.

March 2nd, 2013

For Happier Employees, Learn To Give More Gratitude Than "Thx"

Sometimes a simple "thank you" isn't enough to make someone feel appreciated. This article in Fast Company offers three quick tips for how to show genuine gratitude to those with whom you work.  

February 16th, 2013

See People, Not Just Employees

Steve Gibson discusses the importance of showing people sawu bona, which is Zulu for, “I see you.” In todays fast paced world, we often neglect to show people genuine care either in the business world or in simple everyday life. Remember, every interaction we have with every person is ...

Channel(s): Workplace Culture
via Inc.
December 16th, 2012

4 Powerful Words Employees Need to Hear

Want to create an atmosphere of trust and respect in your organization? In an Inc. article, Jeff Haden tells us four simple words can have a profound impact on your staff.  He says, "Can you help me?"--with no qualifier-- is one of the best ways to show employees that you respect, trust and...

December 2nd, 2011

Gratitude as a Business Strategy

In an excellent blog in Fast Company, Howie Jacobson suggests that most of us suffer from what he calls GDD: Gratitude Deficit Disorder--and it's hurting business. He writes, “Almost everyone I know, from pastors to parents, from cashiers to carpet cleaners, from architects to...