The gratitude hack
It turns out that if gratitude was a fighter, it’s the one you’d want to put your money behind. Not only does gratitude increase determination, attention, enthusiasm and energy, but it’s not possible for the brain to hold both positive and negative thoughts at the same time. So gratitude quite literally kicks negativity’s butt.
It makes sense then that we should build cultures that encourage people to recognize and appreciate one another, their environment, opportunities, and achievements as much as possible
It doesn’t stop with just celebrating the good though, we can also see struggles as chances to grow and come together to help one another.
Feedback becomes an opportunity to appreciate the potential a person is capable of and can bring to the team. We can provide it from a standpoint of wanting to see them achieve their best.
We can receive feedback with the understanding that someone cares enough to recognize the potential in us.
Opportunities to be grateful are all around us, we just need to be willing to embrace them.
A Team Human Conversation
Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick start your conversation.
On a scale of 1-10, how grateful are you on a daily basis?
Name five things you can appreciate about today.
What can you do as a team/organization to create a culture of gratitude?