According to a new report, gratitude goes a long way with employees and can help promote engagement and morale during the pandemic crisis. The findings include:
- 5% of employees say they are either bothered a little or a lot when don’t receive expected gratitude.
- 43% of employees ages 18-29 prefer written and spoken thanks.
- 5% of employees ages 45-60 and 44.7% of those over age 60 say they prefer verbal expressions of gratitude.
- 6% of men say they prefer to be thanked in front of others, compared to 31.9% of women.
- 9% all workers say they are thanked at least weekly by their boss, supervisor, or other manager.
- 1% say they have received an expression of gratitude from a colleague at least weekly.
The authors conclude that expressing gratitude can uplift the morale in the office and result in a better work environment. However, they stress that giving thanks should be “built on a sincere appreciation of others.”