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Communicating our gratitude.

The importance of communicating our gratitude to one another is crucial in recognizing the value of each member of a team.

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Speaking from personal experiences, I know that in my clinical research team, we have various initiatives that are meant to express gratitude among us team members. One initiative is the “star system”. This system is allows one co-worker to express their gratitude to another by writing a personalized thank you note and posting it in the office bulletin board. This action of gratitude allows each member to specifically acknowledge each other’s contributions to the team. Another general initiative that many organizations, including my own, utilize to express gratitude are birthday celebrations. Typically, there is a celebration and all team members pitch in to purchase a card that thanks the team member for their valuable service to the team. This action of gratitude is significant because it acknowledges and values the worker as both a person and an asset to the team.

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Hi Jason,

Great to see you sharing your provocations around this topic and bringing your voice to the Gratitude Challenge Community!

From the insights shared in your post, we think it may be particularly interesting to for you to attend our Gratitude in the Workplace Webinar with University of Washington positive organizational leadership expert, Ryan Fehr tomorrow, Oct 13 @ 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. He’ll be discussing recommendations for designing Ideas for this topic.

You can register for the webinar here

We hope to see you there!