(Part of a series based on inspiration from Seth Godin’s ‘The Icarus Deception’).
The art of saying thank you is probably both the most cheap and underestimated gifts (in both professional as personal environments).
Saying thank you shows:
- you took the time to truly look at the outcome (which meant both the end result was good en the task meaningful);
- that the person helped you as a person (an not just did a task within the organisation);
- you care enough to show your appreciation out in the open: people can keep your feedback when you write it down;
- that you are willing to make it personal: write it down in your handwriting and it shows it comes from you, not from a computer with always the same font.
A thank you makes It just makes you feel good.
Mission for self: write a thank you note this week.
Mission for you: write one today!