For individuals, it’s easy in workplaces today to get so caught up in the rush to get things done that we forget to thank those around us for the help that they give, or the little things they do. And it’s equally easy to feel like, even if you do, you’re the only one that seems to be giving thanks.
For businesses, it’s also easy to forget the affect that gratitude has on employees, and even harder to quantify this to show how it affects employee satisfaction, productivity and general well-being in the business.
So how might we go about not only reminding employees and employers to show gratitude to those around us and also recognise those that show gratitude on an ongoing basis? And how might we go about proving the effect that this has on the productivity of a business to help demonstrate the worth of investment in future initiatives that help foster and sustain a culture of gratitude?
The core of our idea is in two linked parts:
- To work with business to implement simple, universal and quantifiable way to measure how grateful to others you are (and how grateful they are to you), and combine this with a system that will allow users at all levels of a business to effortlessly show and receive gratitude as a second nature
- To link this to quantifiable business and personal satisfaction metrics to show the effect of a cultural gratitude shift over time, and link this into initiatives that will further promote this paradigm shift on an ongoing basis.
By working closely with focus groups within businesses, we hope to take our set of framework KPIs and tailor them to the specific needs and situations within businesses and develop a simple, intuitive and, most of all, effortless way to recognise achievements and contributions at all levels throughout organisations and link this to the effects that gratitude has on business performance.