Everyone likes to feel appreciated. Expressing gratitude makes us feel happy too. If you’ve helped someone or someone helped you via email we often end it with a thank you. But this week let’s go beyond those two words in an email.
Send three people a thank you note or a stand-alone thank you email.
Consider sending notes to:
1. Someone in a different department that helps you on a regular basis. If you include a specific example of when they helped you consider cc’ing their boss.
2. A vendor that you enjoy working with – and if you have their bosses email address cc them in the email too, especially if you include a specific story about a memorable time they helped you.
3. A customer that you really enjoy working with. Customers can be your best referral source. And one way to make them feel even more special let them know why you appreciate them.
4. Your boss because sometimes being a boss is a thankless job. Let yours know why you value what they do for you. And yes, you can cc their boss.
The notes don’t have to be long – three to five sentences is more than enough to make someone else smile. And after you wrote that note, how did it make you feel?
You can send more thank you emails if you’re inspired. There’s no better habit to develop than appreciating people who make you work life happier. Consider blocking a 15 minute window of time each Friday to write any pertinent thank you notes for the week.