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When your colleague shows appreciation for your help, it increases that you will help him/her again. And when it is not there, it is very possible that you will not help him anymore as it is, as circles do now. Therefore, small gestures of gratitude are very important at work. Moreover, showing appreciation helps aid the quality of the relationship. People tend to be warm and positive towards people who appreciate them and this can have a positive effect on future relationships.
Showing appreciation is about more than feeling it
It is true that it is difficult in the daily race to bring ourselves to remember what has happened to us, to learn to appreciate it. This makes it all the more difficult to find time to show appreciation. Do you know why this is so? Because the world we live in is focused on ME. We are told in advertisements "You are worth it", "You can do anything" and other such empty slogans. So if I can do anything and am worth it, why should I thank anyone for anything when I did it all by myself?
Nonsense… You will be the narcissist of the year by yourself. Life doesn't work that way. I mean, more and more often people want to prove that it does work. Some even walk over the dead to their destination. But with whom will you, man, be there for this purpose, if you trample everyone along the way for what? And you will be there at the top (career, success or what you need to add to yourself) feeling grateful to yourself and the world and maybe even people to whom you have never told? What if one day it's too late to say thank you?
Here are 4 tips for showing appreciation:
1. Give a clear (and concrete) compliment
Standard subsets may not be extremely creative, but laws, and this is important.
Want to get that your coworker knows you appreciate him? Go to his/her desk and give a simple but true thank you. Also mention what you are grateful for, there is nothing to do from backing yourself up with concrete. Face to face recognition and building relationships between people.
2. Team meeting.
A one-to-one meeting is very effective, but it can also be done on a public level - a team meeting is ideal to express the gratitude of the person who helped you recently with an important cause.
It doesn't have to be a solemn declaration of vows. Try to do it naturally, as part of the project update and message you were supposed to contribute anyway. "The project is on track, thanks to Anna who took over." Public (but not exaggerated) recognition will make your coworker feel special, it will also help increase his value on the team.
3. Surprise with sweets
I know. It seems a little silly, and maybe a little bit of your elementary school birthday when you were bringing cupcakes for the class. I don't know anyone who underestimates a donut or a cup of coffee comes from the cafe. It's simpler than it may seem, "I just wanted to make a choice for your help", "I wouldn't go over this without you! ". It is very important to feel appreciated by your colleagues.
If it still goes on a little awkward just treat the whole team, add a note with the sweetness: "Hey, I brought donuts to judge for the hard work last week. "
4. Send an email to the boss
Part of your job is to make sure your boss knows how great you are, but it's even better if your coworkers do it for you.
One of the most significant price lists I received was the fact that a coworker emailed my boss explaining how much I had helped him over the past days and the client wanted to express his gratitude. If you want to watch a coworker, consider emailing their boss. A compliment alone will make your colleague feel appreciated, but knowing that your boss knows what else also makes him grateful even more.
Grading for your tests doesn't have to be a big show, but showing your gratitude will help with relationships, quality of life at work, and your ability to receive help from two coworkers in the future.