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Every employee in the company will have a board at their desk where coworkers can express thanks, congratulate, or uplift each other.

Every employee in the company will have a board at their desk where coworkers can express thanks, congratulate, or uplift each other.

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Emily commented on The Gratitude Template

Hi Faith! I think this is a great idea and will help make expressing gratitude easier and more effective. I think a lot of people struggle with finding the right words, so a template would be a great solution for those people to express gratitude. Just saying "thank you" to someone only barely scratches the surface. By utilizing a template that encourages employees to be more specific about what they appreciate in another employee and why they appreciate it will make a lasting impact on that person they are thanking. I think this idea would work really well for handwritten thank you notes. You could even print out thank you cards with this template on them for employees to fill out accordingly.

Hi Bria! This is a great example of how companies can work on incorporating gratitude in the workplace. I like how you focused more on the goal of building confidence in your coworkers. That is not something that I initially thought of as a result of increased gratitude, but it is so true. This is similar to the idea that I came up with of writing notes, but I like how personal you made it by keeping track of your employees' accomplishments and writing them a personalized letter.
You brought up a really important obstacle that I had not thought of as well. I could definitely see people starting to write notes to the same people over and over again because that is easier. What if you could randomly assign your employees to each other? That could potentially make it too forced, but in a small company, I could see that potentially working.