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Gratitude is mutual

Interviewing a friend working at Bubble Island

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I interviewed a friend, who is a manager at Bubble Island, which sells bubble teas. When I asked him how he expresses gratitude at his workplace, he told me that he would take over a shift for his coworker’s if something unexpected came up. Same goes the other way, if my friend cannot make it to a shift, his co workers will gladly cover his shift. Furthermore, if he is walking by Bubble island and it is busy, he will go in and help them out. Sometimes, other managers will bring in sweets such as homemade macarons to share it with workers. If someone is working until late at night, he will go in to chat with them so they will be less bored. It seems like Bubble Island has a really friendly and appreciative working environment that anyone would like to work in. Their mutual gratitude stems from respect to each other and having each other’s back. Also, I learned that there are so many ways to show gratitude in work. Rather than focusing on what you are supposed to do, looking over the others will create a community with kind gratitude.

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Hi Jae Min ,

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!