An Attitude of Gratitude

How often do you say “thank you” each day? Or how often does somebody say it to you? Showing appreciation and gratitude is said to be one of the most powerful things we can do from one human to another. It may be as simple as thanking a person who held a door open for you or paying the service charge in a restaurant where you had a fantastic meal.

How often do you hear “thank you” each day? Being on the receiving end of a thank you is also a great feeling. I personally love it because of the affirmation that I have done a good job which has been appreciated; and this applies to both my professional and personal life.

As a business owner or manager you can guarantee that if your team feel appreciated, and are thanked and rewarded for their efforts and achievements, the company will benefit as well.  A culture of gratitude plays a crucial role in the workplace and predicts higher job satisfaction and staff retention. Practicing gratitude at work makes the employees feel more grateful about their job in general and employees who practice gratitude at work have a stronger sense of community and greater team unity. Grateful employees tend to focus more on the things they appreciate at work, rather than those that annoy them. Expressing gratitude doesn’t only affect the internal relationships between colleagues and management. They can also improve the relationship between the business and its customers or strengthen the trust between partners.

At Baker Leasing we take the time to share all feedback with our team. It is reassuring to know that we are delivering regularly on our core value of high standards of customer service. It is the reason we develop long term relationships with both our customers and the resellers we partner with. We thank every single one of them for their business and look forward to repeatedly supporting them in future growth and development.

So maybe today, after reading this article, you could make a conscious effort to say thank you as much as possible. Spend today trying to spread the feeling of appreciation to those around you; to the person who held the door open, to the team member who did a great job at work today.

“Thank you once again for a brilliant service. As always a great pleasure working with Baker Leasing to find the perfect solution to our needs. The most accommodating team I have worked with”  ML, Finance Director

“I have to say, from start to finish, Baker Leasing has been a pleasure to deal with. Thank you for your help.”  JS, Financial Controller

 “Absolutely, I will use Baker Leasing again. Always a prompt and helpful service.”  LA, Group Management Accountant

“We would not hesitate in recommending Baker Leasing and look forward to working with them again in the future.”  MP, Managing Director