Gratitude expression is examined as a culturally-derived principle that can be adopted as a best practices strategy that can make organizations more dynamic and human relationships more meaningful. Burning Man is presented as an exemplar of gratitude implementation by crafting the expression of gratitude into an elevated organizational phenomenon (including a cultural principal of unconditional gifting). Burning Man has also crafted a “Culture of Appreciation” as a set of organizationally-derived practices complementary to processes of gratitude implementation. The paper concludes with a discussion of gratitude and appreciation as an organizational mainstay.
Hoover, J. Duane; Giambatista, Robert; and Hoover, Sheila Curl
"Burning Man Values Examined: Gratitude as a Culturally-Driven and Value-Based Organizational Mainstay,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 11
, Article 10.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.22543/0733.111.1208
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol11/iss1/10