November, 2016

“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”

– Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

The Psychological Effects of Workplace Appreciation & Gratitude

BY O.C. Tanner

When’s the last time you were recognized at your job? What immediate feelings did you have when this happened? Whether it’s a simple “thank you” or an office party thrown in your favor, everyone likes to be appreciated. On a surface level, appreciation is good for employee engagement, motivation and retention. Employee recognition and appreciation can also create unique company culture and strengthen employee relationships.

How does workplace appreciation and gratitude bring in these positive effects? Digging deeper, what are the psychological effects concerning appreciation?

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Olympic Glowing and Growing with the Appreciation


The fact that I had taken time to congratulate him for his efforts was a seemingly small gesture from my point of view and took less than a minute to say, however, it had a big impact on his day, as he smiled and his face lit up in response to my short but sincere comments.

It was clear to me that the personal and internalized pride he showed in a job very well done was something that was very important to him and I am sure he really had no expectations that I would take time out to say what I had just said.

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Nick Vujicic – Life Changes When We Become Thankful

Nick Vujicic, an inspirational speaker, author, and spiritual leader, shares some positive words on overcoming negative thinking and finding new ways to approach obstacles in life. It all starts with appreciating what we have.

Live Simply So Others Can Simply Live

Most Inspirational Video Ever – This guy had only one minute to make the most important decision of his life. Will he regret it later? Find out what he really regrets in that moment. 

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