Unleashing Gratitude in the Workplace

Cultivating a Culture of Appreciation

Regularly acknowledging and expressing gratitude for employees’ contributions can have a profound impact on their motivation, engagement, and overall well-being.

Incorporating incentives into your existing HR strategy can be an effective way to further cultivate a culture of appreciation and unleash the potential of gratitude in your workplace.

Incentives provide tangible and memorable rewards for employees’ contributions and reinforce the direct link between effort and recognition.

TruCentive offers convenient and cost-effective tools to enhance the effectiveness and memorability of your expressions of gratitude to your employees.

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93% of employees give their all at work when they feel recognized and appreciated.

Why is gratitude so important?

In today’s business environment, employees have greater mobility and a significant choice of where to work. Employees should really know that their efforts are noticed and valued. Employees need to feel that they’re recognized and appreciated for what they do. Showing your employees gratitude is one of the fastest and easiest ways to boost the performance of teams and individual employees. Employees who receive gratitude at work are likely to feel better physically and mentally.

Recognizing and valuing the efforts of employees not only boosts morale but also drives engagement, innovation, and overall company success.

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59% of employees say they have never had a boss who “truly appreciates” them

53% of employees admitted they would stay longer at their current company if they felt more appreciation

According to research in the Harvard Business Review, Gratitude is good for you

Benefits to workplace gratitude

Regular expressions of gratitude in the workplace isn’t just a nice thing to do; it’s a strategically valuable approach that can have a profound impact on organizational success. It can boost individual and team performance, and it can contribute to a positive organizational culture where employees feel connected, motivated, and empowered to contribute their best.


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Simple words like “thank you” hold immense power. Expressing appreciation for even the smallest efforts can make employees feel valued and recognized. Acknowledging their hard work and dedication sends a clear message that their contributions are noticed and important to the organization.

Strengthening Relationships:

Regularly praising and acknowledging employees fosters positive relationships between team members and between employees and their supervisors. When individuals feel valued and respected, they are more likely to collaborate effectively and support one another in achieving common goals.

Positive Emotions:

Sincere appreciation generates positive emotions, not only in the recipients of the gratitude but also in those offering it. This positive atmosphere ripples throughout the workplace, creating an environment where employees are motivated, energized, and enthusiastic about their tasks.

Improved Mood and Morale:

Feeling appreciated and acknowledged boosts employees’ morale and contributes to their overall job satisfaction. When employees are in a good mood, they are more likely to approach their work with a positive attitude, which can have a direct impact on their performance and interactions with colleagues and clients.

Enhanced Workplace Performance:

Positive emotions brought about by appreciation can translate into improved workplace performance. Engaged and motivated employees tend to be more productive, creative, and willing to go the extra mile to achieve outstanding results.

Employee Engagement:

Regularly expressing gratitude plays a vital role in employee engagement. Engaged employees are emotionally invested in their work and feel a sense of ownership and responsibility for the organization’s success. Appreciation strengthens this emotional connection and commitment.

Ripple Effect:

A culture of appreciation can create a positive feedback loop. When employees experience the benefits of recognition, they are more likely to reciprocate by appreciating their colleagues’ efforts. This positive cycle can contribute to a supportive and collaborative work environment.

Employee Well-Being:

Feeling valued and appreciated contributes to employees’ overall well-being. When employees are emotionally and mentally well, they are more likely to manage stress effectively, maintain a healthy work-life balance, and experience job satisfaction.

Incorporating incentives to reinforce gratitude

Cultivating a culture of gratitude isn’t an accident. It requires conscious effort. Incentive platforms like TruCentive offer convenient and cost-effective tools for enhancing the memorability of the gratitude that is given for accomplishments.

Regular appreciation activities, when used consistently across the workplace, and supplemented with tangible rewards and incentives have the power to create lasting memories. Expressing thanks to employees and showing acts of gratitude can be accomplished one-on-one or done in morning meetings, weekly meetings, or all-hands meetings.

Create your own new traditions of expressing gratitude and acknowledging employee efforts. Strive to make showing gratitude and appreciation a key aspect of your workplace.

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Choice Matters

Offering employees a choice of gift cards or merchandise to go along with your thanks for a job well done enhance the memorability of the gratitude.

Increased sense of gratitude

When employees are given a choice of incentives, the award is reinforced and they may remember the expression of gratitude for a longer time.

Enhanced motivation

By allowing employees to select a gift card that is most meaningful to them, they are more likely to be motivated to continue with the company and contribute to its success.

Positive association

Receiving a “desired” reward creates a stronger positive association with the company and makes the gratitude more important and memorable.

Perception of value

Selecting a gift card or payment that is personally relevant to employees increases the perceived value of the incentive.

By offering a choice of incentives to employees, HR and mangers create a positive and rewarding experience, which can lead to increased motivation, engagement, and morale.


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"Gratitude is the ultimate performance-enhancing substance at work."
Robert Emmons
Psychology Professor and Gratitude Researcher
"Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone"
Gertrude Stein
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
William Arthur Ward
Motivational Writer

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