You know how sometimes we feel (we know!) someone is thanking us by doing or saying something other than "thank you"? A grin, a funny emoticon, our name mentioned in the credit list... Gratitude can take many forms, and it is a very powerful way to generate trust and transparency in the workplace.
Why is this important? For over a year I have been collaborating in remote teams with people from all over the world who have never met each other. I have witnesses the magic of gratitude. Used as an organizational practice, it takes ideas, projects and teams to a whole different level of emotional connection. Gratitude unlocks trust, reveals personality, encourages collaboration and fosters meaningful work relationships. If remote teams are able to accomplish incredible things from feeling this way, imagine what gratitude can do for other kind work environments!