by Harvey Deutschendorf
We all know the good feelings that come with being acknowledged for something that we did. Those feelings result in wanting to do well and we continue to look for ways to give our best effort.
While we often have no problems thanking our family, friends, and those around us, a study by the John Templeton Foundation showed that many Americans find work to be the last place where they either give or receive thanks.
There is an attitude that we shouldn’t have to thank people for doing things that they are paid to do. This attitude can result in a loss of productivity and happiness in the workplace. A 2013 survey of 2,000 Americans also conducted by the John Templeton Foundation showed that most people reported feeling better when they thanked someone at work, yet surprisingly only a small number had actually done this regularly.