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16 Ways To Show You’re Thankful at Work

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As a small business owner, your team and clients hold the greatest value for your business. They have helped build your business into what it is today, and their hard work and feedback help your company grow and improve. With Thanksgiving around the corner, there’s no better time to be thankful for your team, clients, and other supporters.

Showing your appreciation can increase productivity within your office, sales from your clients, and overall happiness within your network. For example, over 82% of employees would rather receive praise than a salary increase. Go the extra mile by praising those who put in the time and dedication to complete a difficult task. Even stocking the break room with everybody’s favorite snacks is a subtle way of giving thanks.

It’s just as important to show your clients how thankful you are for their support. Show your appreciation by talking over the phone instead of emailing them or sending a personalized holiday present they’re sure to love. There’s no better way to say thank you to your clients than showing how much you appreciate their support.

With gratitude easier than ever to send via email or text, going out of your way to show your recognition will likely add a bit of surprise and excitement in someone’s day. Check out the infographic below for 16 compelling ways to show your team and clients how grateful you are this holiday season.

thankfulness in the workplace

Sources: Medium | 6Q | Wrike Blog | Zero Cater | SHRM | Business2Community | Access Peaks | Hand Wrytten | Grasshopper | Annex Cloud | Jell Bullas | Gourmet Gift Basics | Groove HQ | Bizzabo Blog | Convince and Convert | Five Stars |

Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood is the founding editor of the Fundera Ledger and a vice president at Fundera. She launched the Fundera Ledger in 2014 and has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade. Meredith is frequently sought out for her expertise in small business lending. She is a monthly columnist for AllBusiness, and her advice has appeared in the SBA, SCORE, Yahoo, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, MyCorporation, Small Biz Daily, StartupNation, and more. Email: