It’s been said before, but in this time of reflecting and giving thanks for our many blessings, let’s not forget to show our appreciation on an ongoing basis to our loyal team members who go the “extra mile,” arrive early and stay late, and do whatever it takes to get the job done efficiently and effectively.
Most people don’t ask for as much as we may think. In the workplace, it is meaningful for a member of the leadership team to simply make time for a one-on-one conversation with another team member, to invite him or her for coffee or lunch, or to make a personal visit to a work station or office just to ask if there is anything the leader can do to assist with the job at hand. Even if no help is needed, the gesture and kind tone will not go unnoticed.
Part of our Thanksgiving tradition is saying “thank you.” A little extra thoughtfulness in the workplace, on a year ’round basis, will go a long way toward meeting or exceeding the bottom line. And that reaps benefits for a winning work team.