The Best Thank You Messages for Colleagues

Thank you messages are a great way to show your appreciation for someone’s help, support, or simply being there for you. Especially when that colleague regularly saves your bacon and gets you through your daily 9 – 5, they need to know about it! 

Saying ‘thank you’ is best done in person but can also be sent over text, email, or, as part of a Collection Pot of funds that shows just how valued the recipient is. 

When it comes to thank you messages for colleagues, it’s important to personalise them and make sure they are genuine and heartfelt. We can all sniff out insincerity – so speak from the heart! 

In this blog post, we will provide some examples of thank you messages that you can send to your colleagues. We hope you find them helpful!

But first – why should you send a thank you message to a colleague? 

Sending a thank you message to a colleague is a great way to show your appreciation for their help, support, or simply being there for you. It’s also a nice gesture that can help build and maintain strong working relationships and those are so important. 

Worried it might be a bit cheesy or out of the blue? Don’t! In a survey, 78% of respondents said they would feel more appreciated if a colleague thanked them for their help. In the same survey, 62% said thank you notes make them feel more valued at work. 

You don’t have to be too out of character. Why not use your own tone of voice on these examples. To help you out, here are some thank you message examples for colleagues. 

Funny and light-hearted thank you messages for colleagues 

Short but sincere thank you messages for colleagues 

How to give colleagues a thank you 

You can give a colleague a thank you in a physical format, such as a thank you card, or an e-card. You can also thank them in person by verbally expressing your gratitude.

If you decide to give a thank you card, make sure to personalize it with a handwritten message. For an e-card, you can include a thoughtful message or quote that expresses your appreciation. If you thank them in person, make sure to look them in the eye and say thank you sincerely.

Is there someone special you know, that everyone wants to thank? Or need a way to recognise colleagues’ long term? Why not create a Collection Pot, or encourage your business to set up a Collection Pot to reward and recognise peers who mean so much to you? It’s free, easy and allows them to get themselves a treat (and read back their warm wishes time and time again.) 

Elaine Keep

Elaine Keep is an accomplished content writer with over 15 years of experience in the field of marketing and content creation for many leading brands, where she shares her passion for research and helping others through her articles. You can also find her in 'mum mode', walking in the countryside or enjoying the dreamy combo of a new non-fiction book with a tea and chocolate bar to hand.

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