Every now and then, it’s important to reflect on everything there is to be grateful for. When you practice gratefulness and positivity, you will ultimately make yourself and the people in your life happier. In fact, psychologists agree that entering each day with gratitude can significantly reduce stress, especially in times and situations that are particularly stressful.
Gratitude in the Workplace
The way you act at work affects everyone around you. If your co-workers or employees see that you are not grateful for your job and their presence, it’s natural for them to lose motivation. That’s why it’s important to express gratitude regularly in the workplace.
Gratefulness is especially important to practice in the healthcare industry. If you’re a medical leader, you manage an entire staff. These employees interact with patients every single day; and if they think that you’re not grateful for their hard work, it’ll begin to affect them and decrease their engagement with their patients.
According to Martie Moore, chief nursing officer at Medline Industries, Inc., creating an “attitude of gratitude” within your team of nurses and medical staff can help increase their engagement.
If they see that you’re maintaining a positive attitude and that you appreciate what they do, they’ll be inspired to push through stressful days and remain attentive to their patients.
This is so important especially for the healthcare industry because medical staff have been proven to be twice as engaged as employees in other fields.
How to Implement an Attitude of Gratitude
If you show your staff that you’re grateful, they will be too--which will filter down to their patients. Everyone’s level of positivity affects someone else’s, and it all starts with you. Here’s how to create an “attitude of gratitude” with your medical staff:
- Say “thank you” regularly. Your staff will be reminded that you are truly thankful for the tasks that they complete.
- Give gratefulness publicly. Recognize your staff visibly. If you verbally express gratefulness for a staff member in front of others, they will feel honored and motivated to keep impressing.
- Empower your staff to express gratefulness for their teammates. If your staff members express gratefulness for each other, they will feed off of one another’s positive energy.
Be sure to approach every day with gratefulness for what you have. When your staff sees all of your gratitude, they will become more engaged and approach both their personal lives and their careers with a more positive attitude.
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