Wednesday, January 30, 2013
How Bad Can It Hurt To Say Thank You?
The Wall Street Journal recently ran a piece analyzing (lack of) gratitude in the workplace. In 2013, managers still believe that the only thanks employees need they get via direct deposit every other week. The logic goes something like this...Thanking anyone above ensuring he/she receives a paycheck might cause his/her ego to swell to a point where his/her head couldn't fit in the building. And that creates major problems. Nobody wants to deal with over-sized egos, so it's better to play it safe and not thank anyone at all.
I'm not buying it. Treat the people around you well and they'll do the same for you in return.
What do you think? Does the idea that saying thanks doesn't belong in the workplace have any merit? Let me know in the comments below.