by Christine Riordan
In every workplace and on every team, all people have the innate desire to feel appreciated and valued by others. Leaders of teams—and team members themselves—should work to encourage a culture of appreciation.
High-performing teams have well-defined goals, systems of accountability, clear roles and responsibilities and open communication. Just as important, teams that foster cohesion with a sense of gratitude among team members perform better on a number of dimensions.
Research demonstrates that when employees feel valued, they have high job satisfaction, are willing to work longer hours, engage more productively with co-workers and supervisors, are motivated to do their best and work toward achieving the company’s goals.
The power of gratitude
Google, which sits atop many best-places-to-work lists, fosters feelings of employee value through an open culture that promotes employee input, recognizes perfo...(register to read more)