in the Workplace
Societal norms have a powerful effect on most everything we do, not least of all how we run our workplaces. It can be difficult to convince some leaders that the way to higher production and improved efficiency in the workplace is through valuing and recognizing employees for their good work, not through intimidation or pressure.
There is hope. Many employers send their people to events where they can hear Gostick and Elton and be exposed to a new way of thinking about how to engage and inspire employees.
In Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results, Gostick & Elton explain why gratitude, when done right, can boost employee engagement and reduce turnover