How to Extend Your Culture of Gratitude Throughout the Year

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Throughout November, we’ve been sharing tips and ideas for creating, nurturing and spreading a culture of gratitude throughout your organization. We wanted to share our belief in the power of positivity and a gracious attitude for empowering teams and furthering your own personal and professional development. However, if you’re truly interested in cultivating such a culture for yourself or your ... Read More »

Tips for Being a More Gracious Worker

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Finding gratitude in the workplace is somewhat like seeing a unicorn in the woods. Although the office is one of the places most in need of increased positivity and better relationships, are we doing enough to show appreciation at work? Gratitude’s good for teamwork and collaboration, building your social intelligence, motivating your teammates, helping you build rapport and cultivating trust. ... Read More »

All in a Day’s Work: Moving from Synch to Asynch and Back Again

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Within 15 minutes of waking up, you swim through fresh emails waiting to be clicked on your smartphone. Then, nestled into your 9 a.m. meeting at the office, you probably peek at your inbox again in between conversations and presentations. While locked into your cubicle, you sync a file to your team workspace, send a funny link to your colleague ... Read More »

25 Thank You Quotes to Show Your Gratitude this Thanksgiving

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Need a little Thanksgiving motivation? Share these 25 thank you quotes to express your gratitude with colleagues, friends, family, social connections and business partners this holiday season. My favorite? “Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not the mind” ~Lionel Hampton Building a company culture of gratitude—a business environment of thankfulness and collaboration—is vital for success both ... Read More »

How to Show Gratitude to Your Remote Team

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I’ve never ascribed to the notion that my team should be thankful for being employed, or that they somehow owe me or the company a debt for giving them a job. Rather, I endeavor to surround myself with people that humble me with their contributions and skills, people that I am thankful to have the pleasure to know and work ... Read More »

Tales from a Terrible Telecommuter (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love WFH)

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I’ve had the good fortune in my career to this point to always have at least some ability to work from home. Whether in an extreme case of a Results Only Work Environment where I never had to go in to the office to a more hybrid approach of working from home as needed, I’ve enjoyed my fair share of ... Read More »

3 Virtual Team Building Activities for Happier Holidays

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As we try to bring a little extra gratitude into the workplace this month, our thoughts turn to all of the great events that mark the holiday season in the workplace: holiday parties, team get-togethers, But what about virtual teams? With the increasing prevalence of flexible and remote work opportunities, teams can be more dispersed than ever before, across town ... Read More »

10 Songs Scientifically Proven to Amp Up Your Work Productivity (and 2 Just for Fun)

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Do you have favorite album that you swear amps up your work productivity? A Spotify playlist that you listen to when you need a burst of creativity? Or an old CD you pop in when you need a little pick-me-up at work? Good news, friends: Science is here for your musical needs. Various studies over the past decade have scientifically ... Read More »

Building a Work Culture of Gratitude

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I wake up every day feeling one thing above all others: thankful. While I’ve seen my share of ups and downs, just as we all have, I’ve been incredibly blessed in my life. I have a successful company, a beautiful family and the privilege of getting to do what I love every single day: help people connect. As we approach ... Read More »

Telecommuting Tips: Building Rapport on Virtual Teams

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Workplace trends show that telecommuting is the future of work, but separated by miles, virtual teams struggle to develop working relationships. Without conversational moments by the break room microwave, or a cubicle neighbor to borrow a highlighter, how do virtual teams build rapport? The Productivity of Team Rapport Team rapport creates harmonious working relationships where empathy, sympathy and trust thrive, and it ... Read More »