Whether they do not want to be viewed as weak, or they do not want to embarrass anybody, people have a hard time expressing gratitude at work. In a post for the Dropbox Blog, Juli Fischer offers a rebuttal.
In a nutshell, organizations that institutionalize gratitude see eye-opening employee benefits. Job satisfaction and loyalty go up, and job burnout risks decrease. Even better, grateful employees lock each other into a positive feedback loop, where everyone being grateful causes everyone to become even more grateful. Just a holly, jolly time for all.
For more, you can view the full article here: https://blogs.dropbox.com/dropbox/2016/08/the-case-for-gratitude-at-work/