“Thank You” seems to be a simple courtesy, so why don’t we say it more… rather, why don’t we SHOW it more often? We teach our kids to say “please” and “thank you”, yet when was the last time you or I went out of our way to show someone we are truly grateful for what he/she did or just for being so great?
Now, I am NOT referring to the type of robotic thanks we hear from the stereotypical store clerk, “Thank you. Have a nice day.” Lame. Do they really mean it? Usually not… Anybody can pull that off.
I’m talking about GENUINE appreciation, a SINCERE “thank you”. Is genuine appreciation shown on a regular basis where you work? If so, then you may stop reading and go say thanks to the rest of the staff for being AWESOME!
I’m guessing it doesn’t happen nearly often enough, yet I’m sure you especially understand the difference this simple principle can have on morale in the workplace and customer relationships when put into practice with the right attitude. What’s also amazing is how contagious a habit it seems to be given some time.
Here’s the challenge: Make a habit of showing genuine appreciation to everyone you interact with going forward. Eventually, others will follow your example. Relationships will improve. Customer loyalty will grow. Profits will increase!