Business leaders often overlook the power of a simple ‘thank you’ – possibly because being a leader is, itself, a thankless task. Yet in scattered teams, distanced by remote work, showing your appreciation can have a transformative effect.
It’s something I’ve witnessed first hand during the pandemic. As soon as we went fully remote, our teams started using the ‘thank you’ tool in our digital workplace – which lets people show their appreciation – more liberally. This wasn’t dictated by any new policies. It was the physical absence of colleagues that prompted an organic outburst of gratitude.