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Small Tokens of Gratitude

Gratitude as an everyday practice

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One notion that came up in the conversations with my co-workers most frequently was everyday appreciation. People expressed a need to be appreciated for things they do on a daily basis, rather than for the moments where they went above and beyond. As individuals, we all possess a unique set of experiences that has shaped our thinking to be a certain way. Every day, when we come to work we bring our special talents and ideas to our teams, and oftentimes we don't even notice how we influence our environment in a positive way. We take ourselves for granted. When we receive a direct and specific feedback on the work that we do well, it makes us feel appreciated and empowered. 

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

How do we cultivate a culture of gratitude in the organizations, so expressing gratitude becomes a norm rather than something extra that is reserved only for special occasions?

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I'm a Learning and Development Specialist working in Financial Services industry. I also have a background in Psychology, as well as mindfulness, meditation and yoga studies.

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Hi Alena Egorova ,

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 https://goo.gl/forms/owhdGkljXkvmW7mi2 We hope to see you there!

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