Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.Amy Collette
It is the way of life that will transform the way we look at things, and also change the way we live. Cultivating a culture of gratitude at workplace means; teaching ourselves to be thankful for what we have. And to achieve that it is important for us to break the never-ending cycle of wanting to achieve more in order to be happy.
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As a leader, you have a say in everything that goes around in the workplace, and rightly so, it is also your responsibility to set the tone. It won’t be useful if you just preach in your office. You need to start by doing it yourself, as all leaders do- lead by example. Start the day with gratitude exercises; this will put you in the right mind-set to start your day. Your day will start on a positive note, and not only will it make your work day possibly great, but it will also affect the others around you.
So you need to keep in mind, it all starts with you! Even the smallest of things can have a greater impact on people around you, especially if you are the leader. And these little things could be anything, like for example, are you smiling when you enter the office? Are you cheerful or angry or sulky? Start the day by entering the office with a cheerful smile, this way you change the mood of environment, the employees will reciprocate and likely, it will change their moods, will keep them cheerful and positive-minded for the rest of the day.
Give your employees a reason to be thankful. Some days you simply love your job and some days you just can’t help but hate it. As a leader you have to find ways in which you can take your workplace a step further than what is expected of the normal workplaces. Make your workplace a place where the employees will enjoy going. If the employees dread going to the work every day, it is this negativity that spreads and can affect others too. Let the work place not be concerned entirely with work. Conduct a few weekly activities, or discussions and debates, in short, make the workplace a happening place.
So, if by making small changes in the company culture, if you are able to cultivate a culture of gratitude in the workplace, it would be the best things you could do your company. When the employees start feeling happy in the place they work at and also start feeling good about the work they do, it will naturally increase their productivity at work, and you will have a win-win situation.