The Power of "Thank You"

By Guest Blogger Amy Hodous

One of the things I enjoy most is interacting with employees and hearing what brings them job satisfaction. Often, employees share how much they value hearing a simple “Thank you” from their Managers. 

There are many ways managers can show gratitude. Whether it’s publicly in a group meeting, privately in a one-on-one meeting, through email, or a simple hand written note - employees appreciate and notice when their Managers thank them.  When employees know that their accomplishments make a difference to the company, and that their Managers truly value their work, they are more likely to be engaged, productive, and happy. 

If you’re a leader searching for ways to improve or evolve the culture in your workplace, I propose that it may be much easier than you think. Take the time to show appreciation. It will go a long way to creating a culture of satisfaction for everyone, both employees and leaders.

Amy Hodous is President of Hodous Consulting and part of the Nimble Expert Network. With over 20 years of experience in HR and talent management, she enables business clients to reach their potential through their people.