Create a Positive Workplace Culture with Gratitude and Teamwork

This video shows the dif­fer­ence in work­place effi­cien­cy and atmos­phere between an office with and with­out grat­i­tude and team­work in the work­place. Show­ing grat­i­tude and team­work help in cre­at­ing a pos­i­tive work­place culture. 
Video Tran­scrip­tion: Ewa: My name is Ewa Lorick. I’m your Direc­tor of Human Resources here at the Budd Group. So what do you think about grat­i­tude and giv­ing thanks? What does it mean to you? Well, to me it means appre­ci­a­tion and recog­ni­tion. So let’s all take a look at this next video and pay close atten­tion to the inter­ac­tions that peo­ple are hav­ing with one anoth­er. Speak­er 2: Hey Rhon­da, I just fin­ished the kitchen. Rhon­da: Well let’s inspect the kitchen to see how that is. Speak­er 2: Okay. Rhon­da: Hey, you haven’t cleaned… You haven’t pulled the trash. I need you to get on that right away. Speak­er 2: All right. Speak­er 2: Hey, good morn­ing. Speak­er 2: Oh shucks. Hey Liz, I just remem­bered I have to get to my son’s base­ball game in like 15 min­utes. Would you mind pulling the trash from the kitchen? Liz: I don’t have to do that. That’s your job. I got to do mine. Speak­er 2: I mean please, I real­ly got to get out of here. You can’t help me out? Liz: Yeah, you can. You’ll be able to get it done. Speak­er 2: Hey, can I get some­one’s help? Ewa: All right. So too often we look at what’s wrong in a work set­ting rather than what’s right. Team­work might be weak or nonex­is­tent. Each per­son is there to make for them­selves and maybe not for the greater good of the team or maybe even for the loca­tion. So we all have bad days. Some start at home, some just with one inter­ac­tion with anoth­er indi­vid­ual who start­ed their day bad. Emo­tions are con­ta­gious in this way. Ewa: So like in the video you just watched a per­son­’s emo­tions and phys­i­cal health is direct­ly relat­ed to a per­son­’s safe­ty on the job. Could the man­ag­er have done or said some­thing dif­fer­ent­ly to pre­vent this man, this employ­ee from hurt­ing them­selves? Did the man­ag­er even read this indi­vid­u­al’s emo­tions when they were speak­ing? Their head was slumped down, their shoul­ders were down. Team­work has been demon­strate to increase effi­cien­cy, improve com­mu­ni­ca­tion, fos­ter friend­ship and loy­al­ty. So what could have been done dif­fer­ent­ly in this video for a more sup­port­ive team? Now take a look at the next video and let’s see how grat­i­tude plays a role. Speak­er 2: Hey Rhon­da, I just fin­ished up with the kitchen. Rhon­da: Okay. Well let me inspect that. Speak­er 2: All right. Rhon­da: Microwave looks great. Speak­er 2: Oh thanks. Rhon­da: Counter top is real­ly in great shape. Sinks look good. Keep­ing up with your dust­ing. Floors, tables, it all looks nice. Thank you. Thank you so much. Speak­er 2: Yeah. Rhon­da: Hey, when you get a chance before you leave tonight, will you, do you mind get­ting that trash? Speak­er 2: Oh yeah. Yeah, sor­ry, total­ly for­got about that. Rhon­da: Thank you. Real­ly. I appre­ci­ate every­thing. Speak­er 2: Yeah. Rhon­da: Thank you. Speak­er 2: Thank you. See ya. Speak­er 2: Hey, good morn­ing. Speak­er 5: Hey, good morn­ing. Thanks for all your hard work. Speak­er 2: Oh yeah, no prob­lem. Speak­er 5: Oh sor­ry. Have a good day. Speak­er 2: You too. Speak­er 2: Oh shucks. Hey Liz, I just for­got I have to get to my son’s base­ball game in like 10 min­utes. Would you mind pulling the trash in the kitchen for me? Liz: Oh sure, I’d be glad to. No prob­lem at all. Speak­er 2: Okay, awe­some. Liz: Yeah, as soon as I’m done with this I’ll grab it. Speak­er 2: Yeah. All right. Thanks so much. Liz: Thanks. Have a good one. Speak­er 2: Yeah, I’ll see you tomor­row. Liz: All right. Hey tell your son I said good luck. Speak­er 2: All right, thanks. Liz: Have a good one. Speak­er 2: Bye. Speak­er 2: Let’s go Jim­my. Great inning coach. Speak­er 6: All right. Hey. Speak­er 2: Hey. What’s up? Speak­er 6: I did­n’t think you’re we’re going to be able to make it. Speak­er 2: Yeah, actu­al­ly I did­n’t think so either, but I had a real­ly good day at work and this oth­er employ­ee helped take care of the end of my shift so I can make it out here. And yeah, it’s a great game. Speak­er 6: That’s awe­some. Speak­er 2: Yeah. Ewa: Wow. What a dif­fer­ence. So in this last video, we saw recog­ni­tion with pos­i­tiv­i­ty. We saw appre­ci­a­tion, con­nec­tion with one anoth­er, care, respect, and friend­ship in the end. Grat­i­tude is strong­ly and con­sis­tent­ly asso­ci­at­ed with greater hap­pi­ness. Grat­i­tude helps peo­ple feel more pos­i­tive emo­tions. They rel­ish in good expe­ri­ences, helps to improve health, deal with adver­si­ty, and build strong rela­tion­ships. How much more pos­i­tive can that be? So thank you. It’s a pow­er­ful phrase, a pow­er­ful sen­tence with­in our vocab­u­lary. Strive to use it more often in your day-to-day con­ver­sa­tions. And you will just see how far it takes you and your team. So thank you for all that you do at the Budd Group. You are appre­ci­at­ed. Thank you. The Budd Group strives to be a God-hon­or­ing com­pa­ny of excel­lence safe­ly deliv­er­ing ser­vices in jan­i­to­r­i­al, main­te­nance, and land­scap­ing; offer­ing devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties for their employ­ees; and con­tribut­ing to their com­mu­ni­ty. Inter­est­ed in work­ing for The Budd Group? We are hir­ing and offer benefits!

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Dane Slaughter, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District

I have worked with The Budd Group since 2011, and I have been very pleased and impressed with their staff, account managers, and regional support they provide. They have been very prompt to respond if there is an issue with the janitorial services. They provide an exceptional service and understand the importance of greeting our passengers and guests to allow them to have a wonderful experience when traveling. I view their service as a partnership and count on them daily to deliver exceptional quality to our tenants, passengers, staff, and business partners.

Guy Harley, Wake Forest University Health Sciences

The Budd Group provides exceptional custodial services for our campus. We are grateful for their service to our patients, families, visitors, staff and faculty for over 40 years. The Budd Group is very responsive to our requests and needs, and we truly believe in their loyalty and commitment to our success.

Billy D. Smith, Kershaw County School District

I personally have had the best experience and relationship with The Budd Group. From their owner all the way to their day porters, they take great pride in representing the company name, and doing the best job they can. During these unprecedented pandemic times The Budd Group has been flexible and responsive to the changing needs our district has had in every way. With every firm that we have used there have been issues, but no firm has ever been as responsive, and as quick to fix whatever the issue may be as The Budd Group!

Nick Mincey, Orange County Schools

The Budd Group has gone above and beyond in providing custodial services to our district. Following a lengthy RFP process, we as a committee selected them to help our district achieve a new and rejuvenating approach to campus cleaning and facility care. We asked them to take on a difficult task of staffing, and preparing schools for the start of our school year with only 6 weeks of transition time. We all knew it would be difficult at best. However, with the help of their Human Resources department and successful hiring strategies, we were up and running by the time our Staff members began to enter the campuses for the school year.

Blaise Winch, Capsugel

The Budd Group has been providing services to Capsugel for over 6 years. The service provided has been excellent and professional. They perform duties in multiple locations including a manufacturing plant, distribution center, office area, machine shop and fitness center. They clean all of the following types of areas at those various locations: office, bathroom, cafeteria, fitness center, locker room, shipping/receiving and CGMP production areas. As it relates to CGMP experience, they also created a sanitation program for the cGMP areas, maintain and created their own operating instructions, maintain document control and follow all cGMP guidelines for hygiene and documentation.

Susan A. Maddux, Presbyterian College

The Budd Group has become a true partner with Presbyterian College. They have taken the time to fully understand our mission and become a true part of the Blue Hose family. The housekeeping staff often pull off miracles when given very little time to clean a space on campus between events. They work long hours and respond 24/7 to emergencies on campus. The landscaping team has transformed the grounds of the campus such that the college regularly gets positive feedback from those who visit the campus. Before outsourcing to The Budd Group, the college performed these services in house. We have seen significant improvement in both housekeeping and grounds since The Budd Group took over.


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