In over twenty years of working in organisations, I have never once heard someone say, “I get thanked too much here!”

More often than not, the opposite is the case, we don’t feel recognised for our contribution.  So the secret to boost happiness at work is to create a culture of appreciation.  This doesn’t all come from the boss either, we can all thank and appreciate our colleagues more than we do.  The brilliant thing about this is that gratitude also makes us feel better – every time we feel grateful we get a burst of serotonin – the happy hormone.  So a culture of appreciation is win-win – it makes everyone feel happier. 

First published in Stylist.

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