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Cultivating Gratitude in the Workplace {Video}

By Chris Marcell Murchison


As employees, we spend more time and energy on work than other aspects of our lives. We also spend more time with coworkers than anyone else. Yet, surprisingly, people are less likely to feel or express gratitude in the workplace than anywhere else.

Most people feel better when they thank someone at work, yet few actually do this regularly. Why is that? And what are the benefits of thanking your colleagues?

In this talk, learn about the significance and impact of practicing gratitude at work. Chris also offers  examples of gratitude practices you can implement in your organization.


Posted by Chris Marcell Murchison- 07 November, 2016

Chris Marcell Murchison is a passionate advocate for positive workplace cultures. In his broad career spanning the higher education, for-profit and not-for-profit fields he has focused his energy on developing creative means to building community at work and practices that support an employee experience of deep respect, connection, joy, and generative learning. As the Vice President for Staff Development and Culture at HopeLab for over 11 years, Chris guided HopeLab’s efforts to create an organizational culture that values learning and innovation. Since joining HopeLab in 2005, he led a strategic staff expansion to support a portfolio of work focused on the support of resilience in everyday life. He also led the development of principles and practices that embedded HopeLab’s values into the everyday operations of the organization. Chris is now taking a personal sabbatical and exploring what is next in his career adventure. He's a guest writer for the Whil Blog.