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Laura Hamill, an expert in the well-being field and co-founder, Chief Scientist, and Chief People Officer of Limeade joined me on a recent episode of Let’s Fix Work. We had a great conversation about what it means to be a whole, healthy, functioning adult, plus non-toxic work environments and the actual work it takes to get there.

We also talked about the power of gratitude and recognition. In fact, I’ve heard Laura tell stories around the power of gratitude, the power of recognition, and how she sees this playing out in organizations today.  Of course, gratitude and recognition are buzzwords right now. But what is their power, truly? Today I wanted to provide you with some food for thought on this topic.

Laura thinks of gratitude and recognition from a scientific perspective and says, “There’s a lot of great research to say the more gratitude you have in your life, the higher levels of well-being you have. This kind of overall quality of life is enhanced by being grateful. I’ve also seen that it can be really life changing, that if you take the time to take a step back and realize all the things that are amazing in your life, it puts your head in a different space.”

Have you given thought to what you are grateful for lately? Take a moment and think about it.

So what about gratitude at work? Does it have a place? Well, to put it bluntly, YES!  

Laura explains, “By being grateful and recognizing another person’s contributions, it is good for that person.” To put it into perspective, people that feel appreciated and feel as though their contributions are benefitting the organization, they do good work for the organization and it also empowers them to be the best they can be – both personally and professionally.

Now I ask you, are you showing gratitude toward your team members, employees, and leaders? If not, why not?

If you’ve ever thought about well-being and wondered if it’s just a fad or thought about gratitude in the workplace, I think you’re going to love this episode. To listen to this episode of Let’s Fix Work with my special guest, Dr. Laura Hamill, head over to here.