Incorporating an Employee Appreciation Day theme in your event planning reduces the amount of work required of the event coordinator. Isn’t that a welcome idea?! A recognition theme provides the message and look of your celebration plus coordinating gifts and materials. An Employee Appreciation Day theme will reinforce a value, behavior, or express appreciation of a certain characteristic, making your event more effective at improving employee morale, motivation and engagement.
Thanks for All You Do – The simple message is often the most effective. All employees want to feel appreciated by their managers and employers, so using thank you as your Employee Appreciation Day theme can impact morale and satisfaction around the office. Since your recognition theme is centered on appreciation, give employees a handwritten note of thanks or a gift they can use in and out of the office. A travel mug paired with a coffee house gift card, On-the-Move Gift Set , or a handy flashlight will be welcome gifts to your hard workers.
Rock Star – If you’re looking for a fun Employee Appreciation Day theme, the Rock star recognition theme is the way to go. This recognition theme celebrates your individual teammates, and the way they rock it out everyday. Present employees with a Character Pin or even the You Rock rock , and then bust out karaoke, Rock Band or mock rock (lip syncing competition) during the day. But be careful. Planning such a great day will elevate you to rock star status and may attract groupies.
TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More – Encourage teamwork and camaraderie with a teamwork Employee Appreciation Day theme. Highlight the strengths of individual team members with a peer-to-peer recognition program active the week leading up to Employee Appreciation Day. Finish the week by distributing the notes to the recipients. Then, hold team competitions to compete against other departments. Your competition could be as silly as an office obstacle course, charades, or a scavenger hunt throughout the building. Have prizes for both the winners and the runners-up.
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