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Image courtesy of BK

Image courtesy of BK

entered the holiday season? With the holidays comes not only joyful anticipation, but also a fair amount of stress and rushing to fit an ever-growing amount of work into fewer calendar work days. For this very reason, it is all the more important that we invest the time it takes to pause and express our gratitude, to both our coworkers and our customers.

A Wall of Thanks Giving

Public recognition not only makes the recipient feel good, it also breeds an environment of positivity and appreciation. Begin with management by having each member write a few quick lines detailing why they are thankful for each employee. Pass out sheets to employees as well for them to anonymously or publicly add to the wall. Take it to the next level by routinely sharing some of the statements with your customer base through your social media channels or website. Your employees are your company’s best asset so turn the spotlight on what makes them great!

Get Verbal

Whether it’s a customer or an employee, if there’s an opportunity to express your appreciation, seize it. The simple act of saying “I really appreciate you” lifts people’s spirits and is all too often missing from our interactions with others, so it stands out when it does happen. Shout your appreciation from the rooftops, your recipients will love it.

Go Old Fashioned

When was the last time you received a handwritten thank you note? The simple act of giving someone a tangible gift of thanks is sure to stand out and make people smile. Thank your customers for their patronage, for reaching out to help improve your company, for sharing in your company’s success, for being a longstanding customer, for being a new customer, the sky’s the limit when it comes to gratitude so make sure to utilize this time honored tradition to give thanks.

Share the Love

Give your customers the opportunity to share their happiness and gratitude with their friends by offering them a discount or free item to pass along. Whether it’s a coupon, an e-book, or a promotional item, the gesture of gift giving is an excellent way to show your appreciation.

No matter how you go about communicating your gratitude to others, the most important thing this season is that you’re doing it! When the air is filled with thanks giving, everyone benefits from it. [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]