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47/80: the intent is there!

Reflecting on Grateful Organizations Quiz results

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Results summary: Leaders in the organization may encourage members to express gratitude to one another, but they might not consistently thank people themselves. Members of the organization do thank one another for the ways they help each other out, though they still may be inclined to see their accomplishments strictly as a product of their own initiative, overlooking contributions from others. These expressions of gratitude often—but don’t always—feel sincere. 

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

In taking this quiz, I realized that the score is actually better than I assumed it would be. There's a general air of intention to say 'thanks!' for a job well done in the organization. However, the details tend to be glossed over in a rush to get to other, more 'productive' topics on the list in team meetings. Gratitude is not the same thing as thanking someone for their contribution to work activities. It requires time to acknowledge and familiarity with the recipient so the message is presented in a way that resonates with them and they truly do feel appreciated.

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I'm a strategist and a consultant with experience in design and healthcare. This research was influenced by my curiosity in human interactions in professional settings.


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