When it comes to the success of a business, it’s all about the employees. They’re the heart and soul of a company, and it’s the hours they put in that make all the difference. So, it’s important to take the time to show them appreciation for all their hard work and dedication.
It is a nice gesture and it keeps the camaraderie and satisfaction high within the office place, where you’re more likely to retain excellent employees and encourage them to keep up the great work. Here are four ideas for giving back and celebrating the people within your business.
Give Personalized Gifts
It is a nice thought to show each member that they are a special and notable aspect of the team and giving a personalized gift will definitely express that. You can get journals, stationary, pens, hats, or bags with each employee’s name or nickname on them. Just think of what a great photo opportunity this would be! You can then hang the image on the wall to create a feeling of closeness within the office.
Highlight Employees’ Hard Work With Awards
Get creative and give each employee a fun award based on their personality, performance, preferences, or silly habits that help them stand out. For instance, you can give someone an award for always being the first one in the conference room for a meeting or you can poke fun and give an award for an obsession with wheat thins (let’s say that wheat thins are always on this person’s desk). Using both seriousness and playfulness will create a nice balance. Host an event where everyone hears one another’s classification and has a good laugh.
Put Together a Slideshow of Company Photos
As you’re approaching the New Year, make it a priority to take regular photos of the team hard at work. You can take photos from specific corporate events you’ve planned, from happy hour outings, and even candid photos of people in the office during a normal day.
Then, host an event where you can display the slideshow on a projector for everyone to see! You can also save all the photos in an album to keep at the office. Employees can flip through on occasion and be reminded of the great community within the space.
Throw an Event to Show Appreciation
It’s time to get outside the office and throw a party! Plan fun activities, like bowling or karaoke, and create a special night with music, drinks, and appetizers and snacks for people to mingle and get to know one another better. This will facilitate bonding at work (and likely lead to better performance and collaboration skills, too!), and it’s a nice way to give back to those who do so much with a lively event.
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