A little bit of gratitude can go a long way. This week marks World Gratitude Day (21 September) and it got us thinking about why it is important to be thankful at work. From valuing your team to making relationships that last, here are five reasons why being grateful is good for your business.
Helps foster good relationships
Business is all about relationships. Whether it’s your customers, clients or your team at work, when people feel valued, relationships flourish. Don’t just thank people once, make sure to do it regularly. Think about the person you want to feel valued and how you can pay attention to them - the more gratitude you express the richer your business relationships will be.
Promotes trust and respect
Show gratitude to your team at work. Make sure to let them know what it is that you value rather than being overly critical. This can help strengthen relationships and promote trust and respect in the workplace. Someone who feels valued is much more likely to work harder and be more invested in the business than someone who feels underappreciated.
Helps build loyalty
People stick around when they feel heard, so making it known that they matter to you will help build loyalty. Showing gratitude to clients is key as satisfied customers will return to your business and clients are more likely to stick around for longer. Maybe send out thank you letters or gifts to clients and customers to let them know you value their business.
Positive attitudes can attract more business
Keeping a positive and grateful attitude can set the right tone for your business. It may help to keep a personal gratitude journal to help keep you focussed on what you want from your business.
You could introduce gratitude into regular meetings. It can be very easy to focus on the things that aren’t going well, but getting your team to say what they’re thankful for in the business can help you see what is working and what is not.
Being grateful has lots of great benefits
Did you know that being thankful is also good for your health? It is thought to result in many physical and emotional benefits, from boosting your immune system, reducing stress and promoting better sleep, to improving self esteem and easing depression.
Being thankful can also boost your professional and social skills. All of these things will benefit your business in the long term!
The Arts News
Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, the home of The Phantom of The Opera, Her Majesty's Theatre on Haymarket, is set to be retitled. It is expected that the venue will revert to its older title, His Majesty's Theatre, in honour of King Charles.
Mamma Mia! has been extended to Autumn and a new cast is set for the Novello Theatre. The musical will run until 30 September, with a new line up cast joining the show, including Norman Bowman as Sam, Christopher Dickins as Harry, Meg Hateley as Sophie.
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