As we usher into a new year, it’s the perfect time to take a step back and evaluate your organization's processes, procedures, and achievements. It also provides an opportunity for your company to look into your workplace dynamics and set the tone for success in the coming year.
With so many different variables to juggle in the B2B world, it’s easy to overlook some of the simple things that take place in the workplace including demonstrating kindness and practicing gratitude.
Many studies have shown that as a result of showing and receiving gratitude, people see an increase in their happiness, health, productivity, and more.
In this blog, you will explore the benefits and the importance of spreading kindness and gratitude within your organization.
5 Reasons Why You Should Practice Kindness & Gratitude in the Workplace
As 2024 comes upon us, and your business is looking for a fresh start to the year, here are a few reasons why practicing kindness and gratitude is beneficial to implement in your company:
1. Boosts Morale & Productivity
Whether the acts of kindness are large or small, practicing kindness in the workplace can boost your employees’ morale. Implementing kindness in your workplace creates a positive atmosphere for your employees which in return will make them feel supported and valued. Also, when an employee experiences these positive emotions, they are more likely to be productive and less likely to encounter burnout. Additionally, when your employees are happy, they are less likely to leave the company to find new opportunities.
According to a conference held by Stanford University, people who work for kind people are more likely to exhibit strong work performance because they mirror the behaviors of their leaders. Also, when a business helps employees succeed in their roles, they are more inclined to help the business reach its goals, making it a win-win situation for everyone involved.
2. Enhances Team Collaboration
Another reason why your leadership team in the workplace should practice kindness is that it enhances team collaboration across departments. Kindness fosters a sense of camaraderie and teamwork. It also becomes easier for all to collaborate, share ideas, and work together toward meeting your organization’s goals.
3. Reduces Stress
Working in a kind and supportive workplace can help reduce employees' stress levels. With this being said, knowing that your colleagues and supervisors are understanding and empathetic can make your work environment more enjoyable to be in.
4. Fosters a Positive Brand Image & Culture
When a workplace is known for its kindness and positive culture, it is likely to attract top talent as it becomes a compelling selling point. Also, a work environment that has a positive reputation can enhance the organization’s overall brand image and make it more appealing to clients, partners, and customers. Additionally, it can set the organization apart from its competitors.
5. Encourages Emotional Well-Being
Companies that practice kindness and gratitude in the workplace develop a positive mental health environment for their employees. With that being said, when people feel appreciated and cared for, it can positively impact their mental health, job satisfaction, and overall job performance.
In organizations where practicing kindness is the norm, the effects of positivity can rapidly multiply. Research indicates that when individuals experience kindness and gratitude in the workplace, they tend to reciprocate these positive actions, and not just to the same person, but to someone brand new.
Expressing Gratitude in Business With Thnks
Kickstart the new year by expressing gratitude and strengthening your business relationships through Thnks. When you use our platform, you can send thoughtful and personalized gestures of appreciation to your prospective clients right at your fingertips.
When you send a Thnks to a prospecting client, you are expressing to them that you are an active listener. This also shows that simple gestures can make a big impact on your professional relationships.
Expressing gratitude helps sales professionals prospect more efficiently by creating stronger relationships. It also helped them stand out from the crowd by expressing that you care about your clients, and not just hitting your sales quota or retention goals.
With our newest enhancement, Thnks Select, the sender of the Thnks has the power to send the receiver various versions of the same item or a selection of entirely different Thnks, so they can choose which option is best suited for them.
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Made to strengthen business-to-business relationships, Thnks is a platform that professionals can utilize to send personalized gestures of appreciation to others. It is used by over 10,000 teams and 120+ Fortune 500 companies including Salesforce and Vaco.
Spread a smile and send a Thnks today!