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Going The Extra Mile

Say Thank You-simple words with huge impact!

Thanksgiving might be the headliner in November, but there’s an opportunity all month long to let grateful feelings flow.

The entire month of November is National Gratitude Month. Showing gratitude in the workplace can lead to big benefits. In a study by the American Psychological Association, researchers found that 93% of employees who felt valued and appreciated were motivated to do their best work & 88% felt engaged.

This same report also found that people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anywhere else. In fact, more than half of the 60% of individuals in that survey say they never or rarely ever show their appreciation at work- especially to "a boss".

Do you have individuals on your team that consistently goes the extra mile?

Recognize those professionals on November 1st -Extra Mile Day. This national date was first introduced in 2011, and in 2014, hundreds of cities across the United States embraced the occasion by officially celebrating organizations, institutions and individuals who help others live a better life. Take an additional step:

  • Call a friend

  • Leave a note for a co-worker

  • Comment in a team meeting or utilize social platforms

  • Leave a positive review

  • Start a day of gratitude each month at work

Life's not about the miles we travel, but the roads taken-

do something unexpected today.

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