As you know, Thanksgiving is next week. It has been so nice to see positive news out there of people sharing what they are grateful for and why they are thankful. Like others, I’m taking the time to reflect.
It’s no secret that gratitude is important and can positively impact our lives. There are countless articles about this, and one article that does a great job at outlining the effect of gratitude on our emotional health and well-being is “7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude That Will Motivate You to Give Thanks Year-Round.”
We spend the majority of our adult lives at work, so we have a great opportunity to focus on being thankful where we spend most of our time! We need to express our thanks to everyone in our organizations, no matter their position.
Horizontally, thankfulness brings you closer to your peers and coworkers. Express your gratitude for their help with a project or their support during a meeting. This expressed thanks is proven to foster growing relationships.
Vertically, thankfulness needs to start from the top down. When you really think about it, employees choose to show up for work, leave their loved ones, and spend the better part of their day helping reach your organization’s goals. Acknowledging this and expressing thanks for this daily commitment are huge for boosting moral company-wide and creating a better environment for everyone.
The month of November reminds us to refocus our energies. Our mindsets change when we focus on what we are grateful for. At Advoco, we would like to thank you for reading our a-Minute series.
Until next time…we are Advoco, make every minute count.
About Dale: As our Executive Director of Human Resources, Dale is the powerhouse behind helping our team grow. He graduated from USC-Upstate (but considers himself a Dayton Flyer). He has over twelve years of HR experience in a variety of industries, focused primarily on talent acquisition and organizational development. Dale is passionate about challenging himself, and when he’s not in the office, he’s training for his next big race. Each year he picks a different race to compete in. In the past it has been mostly running events, but this year is all about biking, he just completed a 3 day, 150 mile, 10,000 ft elevation race in October. Questions? Send Dale an email!