The holiday season is upon us, so we want to make sure that we thank the people that work hard all year round to make our jobs and companies a better place. Let’s go through 3 Authentic Ways to Say Thanks.
- Donate on their behalf to a cause of their choosing. Yes, this is some work. Perhaps a short survey or getting to know your team more intimately to find out where the money should go, but it shows that you want to support a cause they are passionate about without asking them to do any more work.
- Send treats from some of your favorite restaurants (or theirs). I love using Goldbelly to send something extra special and surprise people. What a better way to say thanks than with giant NYC bagels or spicy New Orleans salsa?
- Just say it – thank you! Write it on a card (yes, with a pen), say it in person, or shout it from the rooftops. Just do it. Nothing will take the place of a clear and authentic
The main thing you want to remember is that showing gratitude doesn’t have to be complicated. Although these are 3 authentic ways to say thanks, there are others that may be even better for your team. All your team wants to know is that you are seeing their efforts and appreciating what they contribute. Also, the more you do it, the easier it is and the better it feels.
So get out there and give thanks!