How to Build Professional Relationships by Saying Thnks

How can you easily connect with your current customers, prospective partners, and coworkers? Especially while most of us are working remotely?

Turns out, there’s a simple solution that will help you to elevate rapport with your desired buyers, strengthen ties with your clients, as well as increase your employees’ motivation in our virtual environment: Saying “Thank You.”

Yes, the importance of practicing gratitude, specifically in the workplace, has become popularized over the past few years—and that’s because the beneficial effects are scientifically proven. 

According to a study from Harvard Medical School, there is a science behind demonstrating gratitude. When gratitude is displayed and communicated, people begin to:

  • Feel more valued
  • Strengthen connections
  • Develop personal loyalty

These three gratitude outcomes combine to create feelings of reciprocity—which is the idea that “if I provide something of value to you, you’ll want to provide something of value to me.” And when gratitude is practiced in business environments, that same concept of reciprocity can create bigger outcomes for your organization.

If you’re interested in building the types of professional relationships that lead to broader business opportunities, check out the infographic below to learn more about the importance of expressing your appreciation in your external and internal exchanges.

The importance of saying Thank You

Bonus: Want to learn more about how you can amplify your business’ growth by practicing appreciation? Click here for The Ultimate Guide to Converting with Gratitude