Social Media Roundup: Where A Simple ‘Thank You’ Can Take You

Thank your staff for their efforts. It could have a positive effect on their work ethic. Also: how one of Cincinnati's top hotels adds a local twist to conference attendees' dining experience.

Doesn’t a “thank you” feel so sweet after getting something done? According to a study, the more you show appreciation to your staff, the better they’ll perform in the long run.

How the smallest gesture can have the greatest effect, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup:

‘Thank You’

Gratitude can affect attitude. An experiment by Francesca Gino, a Harvard associate professor, supports the theory that people who receive gratitude for their work are more likely to work harder than people who don’t. “Receiving expressions of gratitude makes us feel a heightened sense of self-worth, and that in turn triggers other helpful behaviors toward both the person we are helping and other people, too,” Gino told Harvard Gazette’s Chuck Leddy. So the next time one of your employees does a good job, don’t hesitate to say thanks. (ht @HarvardBiz)

Go Local

Adding a local twist to events can give them more character and style. Take it from Todd Kelly, executive chef as well as food and beverage director at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. From incorporating local foods and ingredients into the menu to adding twists to age-old traditions, Kelly focuses the dining experience on Cincinnati’s unique culinary styles. Example: a pork station that pays homage to Cincinnati’s prosperity in the pork industry in the early 1800s. How does your organization add a local twist to its events? (ht @CincyUSACVB)

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Anita Ferrer

By Anita Ferrer

Anita Ferrer is a contributor to Associations Now. MORE

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