In today’s workplace culture, perks like free food and gym memberships are nearly expected, and not just as ways to reward your team for a job well done. But not all tokens of appreciation have to be monetary.
For leaders, expressing simple yet sincere gratitude boosts team morale, reduces turnover, increases productivity and helps set the overall tone and culture of your organization. And typically, happy employees lead to a successful business.
As part of YPO’s 10 Minutes From the Top podcast, members of YPO shared how they show their teams appreciation—11 ways you, too, can say thank you to the people in your life:
1. Tell people “well done.”
It’s a great thing to say. It’s sincere and meaningful.
2. Express gratitude.
Say thank you; treat them like friends; talk to them face to face; call them by their names; make them feel part of the company and part of the family.
—Simon Cohen, CEO of Henco Logistics