Why Gratitude is Good for Business感恩之心对企业之的重要性

赖彩云 Jessy Lai Chai Yu—power-of-gratitude-

Why Gratitude is Good for Business

I have probably talked about gratitude on this blog before, and I am sure many others have discussed it too. However, I realised that most articles and speeches out there focus on why gratitude is good for individuals. Rarely do people talk about how important it is for businesses.

Businesses, corporations and companies can benefit enormously by incorporating gratitude into their working culture. This might sound unreal, but you will be surprised at the practical benefits it can generate.

Read on and find out what it can do for your business:

1. Personal health and wellbeing

The healthier you are in body and mind, the better your professional performance. This is the same reason why you would want to eat healthy, work out, and maintain good social connections. A peaceful, positive and energised individual is more adequately equipped to work productively, think out of the box, and deal with stress on a daily basis. Conversely, negativity and whining is incredibly damaging to one’s working ability. It makes you hate your job, your colleagues and it outright sucks the life out of you.

When you start being grateful, and open your eyes to the blessing sin your life, you immediately feel much happier. Many people have reported an immediate change in emotional and even physical health the moment they adjust their outlook in life—even though everything else in their life remains the same.

2. Builds positive relationships

Most people do not enjoy the companion of someone grumpy, sad, whiny or negative. As it is, life is difficult and everyone has their own battles to fight. it is extremely tiring to hang out with someone who constantly complains about life, or is sad about something. Most of us enjoy the company of happy, cheerful people. After all, a positive attitude is contagious.

This will extend into every aspect of your business. Your clients, employees, bosses and colleagues will all enjoy your company a little more. As you exude positive energy, people will find it easier to work with you, and business deals can be done much easier.

3. Inspires others

Lead by example and you’ll encourage others to follow suit. Do you want an office filled with worrisome, negative and ungrateful employees? If you’re constantly stressed and ungrateful, you risk spreading that to others around you. This could mean losing clients and employees.

Start reflecting on the kind of energy you spread in the workplace. Ask a few of your close friends what they think about you. If there is indeed space for improvement, work on it.

4. Puts everything into perspective

Being grateful for what you have and what you’ve achieved is a great way to maintain perspective. This is especially important when you are faced with challenges or crises. On days when you feel discouraged, a quick look at what good things are happening for you can put you at ease again. If not, at least give you the assurance that all is not over. Challenges are inevitable, but how you handle them will determine everything. Every setback is an opportunity to learn, improve and progress.

5. Improves productivity

Gratitude creates a happier mood, and your physiology in turn responds with a higher energy level. This is a virtuous cycle. Not will not only improve your own productivity, it will have a positive impact on the productivity of the people who work with you. Giving and receiving thanks makes us feel better, thus we develop a higher resilience to stress, we enjoy better levels of concentration and we’re motivated to work hard.

Are you showing enough gratitude to the people around you? Are you creating a culture of gratitude at your business? If you have yet to do it, there is no better time to start than now.

感恩之心对企业的重要性

我早前曾經在我的其中文章中與大家聊到“感恩”的課題,我也相信,讀者閱讀後也會有同感。然而我发现,许多文章注重在感恩的重要性,但很少人提到感恩对一家企业而言的重要性。

一家企业能从懂得感恩的员工身上获益,你或许疑惑,如何能获益?感恩真的如此重要?

1.身心健康

若你身心均健康,那就意味着你将拥有更卓越的表现,这也是为何你必须维持健康的生活方式、多运动然后拓展你的社交圈子。一个心态平稳、乐观又充满干劲的人做起事来源也特别的有效率、富有创意也懂得处理压力。负面又喜欢抱怨的坏习惯将会破坏一个人的工作能力,因为负面的情绪将会让你对工作产生怠倦,同时则是对你渐行渐远。

当你学会感恩,学会拥抱生命美好事物,你会变得更快乐。走出阴霾的人都曾不约而同地说,当他们调整了人生观后,就会发现什么事情都能看开。

2.建立健康的人际交往

许多人非常不愿意与负面又诸多,毕竟每个人都有自己的生活难题要解决,实在没有多余的心力与不知长进的人打交道。而大多数的人比较喜欢与正面的人做朋友,原因无他,只因为乐观会传染,在乐观的人身边,你好像也对未来充满希望。

尤其正面又乐观的态度将对你的人际关系带来莫大的好处,例如客户会喜欢与你合作,员工也会更积极做事。

3.启发他人

大家应该知道负面情绪会传染吧?若你是一个容易焦虑、负面有不知感恩的上司,跟你共事的下属一定非常压力,更甚者,你的负面将会导致你失去生意机会。

若你不晓得自己是否是那种散负面情绪的人,建议你问问身边最亲近的朋友,若你真的是那号负面人物,那么至少你知道自己的缺点并进行纠正。

4.保持客观

懂得感恩的人也比较客观,尤其你在面对挑战或困难时,更要保持客观。若有一天,你觉得很沮丧,请赶紧回头看看自己所拥有的东西,将会抹平你的难受。请记得,你的心态决定你是否能应对难关。

5.提高效率

感恩之心将会创造愉悦的心情,间接将会提升你的动力,这是一个循环。你的动力也将会感染与你共事的人,让他们也更积极的工作。懂得感恩也懂得付出将会让你变得更好,让你懂得释放压力,拥有高专注力,那么就会更专注于工作。

你是否也是一个懂得感恩的人呢?你知道感恩的态度将会为你和身边的人带来正面的效应吗?若你不知道的,不妨从看了这篇文章后立即学会感恩吧!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *