A “thank you” goes a long way. Studies have shown that organizations that regularly express gratitude far outperform those that don’t.
How to do it
Personalize your appreciation. Is the person you want to thank someone who appreciates one-on-one interactions, or would rather be acknowledged in front of a larger group? Make the most impact by recognizing someone in a way most meaningful to them.
Practice a random act of kindness. Go beyond a simple thank you by buying someone their favorite cup of coffee, or tagging in to take notes in a meeting so they can leave the office earlier.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS