|AS a leader, you can foster a friendlier culture by treating your team like a family. Families form bonds by celebrating together, giving thanks together, playing together, and laughing together. They also sometimes struggle together. Good times or tough, it's their togetherness that makes them stronger.
Co-workers have a way of taking care of each other and celebrating "life" events with each other…but think about how great it would be if their boss celebrated those personal milestones, too?
By being the ambassador of occasions in your office (birthdays, life events, professional achievements, appreciation moments, and just because moments) you make a simple yet meaningful effort that can change a person's view of the company and you as a manager.
|The known events are easy to keep track of by simply writing them on your calendar, but those unplanned, pleasant surprises are a little more tricky. Unless you are prepared no matter what. By keeping an assortment of cards and notes with messages that span the spectrum of celebratory moments, you can ensure you won't miss a thing. Ever.
And that's the key. By consistently taking time to observe the personal milestones achieved by your team, in addition to the professional ones, you'll create an environment of shared success, shared joy, and shared humanity.