Take advantage of the day: carpe diem. Very few people wake up hoping to have a bad day or wish that they would be a number in a crowd with no intellectual value. We should do this on a regular basis. It should not take a holiday to bring out appreciation in anyone. The “company” needs to publicly celebrate with the team members. Team members need to express appreciation for peers, manager, and sub-ordinates alike. The work is not performed by itself and it takes a group effort to transform our goods and services from one state to another. Take a moment today to shake hands, notice your teams, and express the gratitude that you have. Take a notepad and hand write a letter expressing thanks – hand written letters are still valued.
Below is a small list of ways that you can thank employees – beyond words (if you so desire).
- 101 Ways to Reward Employees (Without Giving Them Cash)
- 16 Clever Ways to Show Employee Appreciation
- 52 Epic Ways to Reward Your Employees