3 Strategies to Grow a Culture of Gratitude

#culturecounts #gratitude #humanresources #positiveworkculture #shrm #workpositive May 26, 2024

You’re attracting top talent. Your team has worked together well for a while.

And yet there’s something missing.

You struggle to move forward. You’re exhausted most days. Your family and friends ask, “Are you okay?”

The missing something is Gratitude.

Here are 3 Strategies to Grow a Culture of Gratitude: 

Gratitude Focuses on the Positive

You see what you look for.

Is your default zoom set on what’s wrong with your culture? That drains you.

Of course all of our cultures have room for improvement. Systems and strategies can be tweaked. You completely miss what’s working positively if that’s all you see when you look at your culture.

Ask yourself, “What have we done that’s producing positive results?” and “What can we celebrate because it grew people and profits?” 

Focus on this positive aspect. Be grateful. Experience happiness at your remarkable accomplishment. Write it down in your Gratitude Diary so you read and relive it later.

Gratitude that focuses on achievement instead of absence creates a Work Positive culture that is jet fuel to stratospheric future results. 

Gratitude Finds Positive People

As you focus on the positive in your work culture, you recall that people produced these most excellent outcomes. These people constitute your Work Positive Dream Teams. Every extraordinary goal met involves ordinary people who went the extra mile.

Instead of worrying about how to please the negative people—Eeyore Vampires—at work, be grateful for these “ordinary people” achieving extraordinary results They could work anywhere. They chose your company. 

Go one step further. Express your gratitude to them in very specific ways, remarking on their positive qualities that contributed directly to the growth of people and profits.

Gratitude Finishes Positive Actions

Once your gratitude focuses you on positive results and positive people, you discover your energy level turbocharged, your attention riveted, and your time more productive.

Those unfinished to-do list items surrounded by road blocks get done, and you’re moving forward with ease.


Gratitude redefined your reality.

You focus on positive results and know that if you did it then, you can do it now. What you did and produced are your default zoom settings. 

You find positive people who contributed to those positive results. You discover that these ideal team members love working with you, because they know you appreciate them.

Instead of, “Are you okay?,” your family and friends now say, “You look great! What are you doing?” 

Your new-found gratitude propels your culture upward to grow people and profits.

Grow a culture of gratitude and:

  •       focus on the positive
  •       find positive people
  •       finish positive actions.

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