You don’t need a special occasion to show your gratitude to clients, business partners, vendors and employees.
Small surprises and tokens of your appreciation help your colleagues and professional contacts feel valued all year long. In fact, a Maritz poll found that almost 80% of employees said that receiving praise for a job well done was very important to their overall job satisfaction.
A simple show of appreciation through a note or a small gift will help you retain quality contacts. This shows you are respectful and aware -- rare qualities that everyone admires and appreciates.
Here are a few simple ideas on how you can show gratitude to your professional network: