Employee Appreciation Day
is always celebrated on the first Friday in March—this year that happens to be March 1st!
Will you celebrate at your company? If you’re on the fence, here are three reasons why it’s a good idea.
It’s the Perfect Time to Say Thank You.
Knowing that the words “manager” and “busy” are synonymous, it’s very likely that you’ve let some appreciation opportunities slip by. You have the best intentions, and your team members are certainly having some praiseworthy moments, but you haven’t been able to get the two to sync up. Well, now’s your time! Starting today, set aside a few moments every day to hand write a note
to each of your employees. Include personal elements, like their latest achievements, why you enjoy working with them, and words of encouragement for the coming year. On Employee Appreciation Day, deliver your notes with a special gift. Hint: Twist Top Tumblers
are our absolute bestseller for Employee Appreciation Day gifts. (And…now that you’re caught up, why not stay on top of every occasion with our new Survival Kits
It Brings Your Team Together.
There’s nothing like a group gathering to build relationships, take a well-deserved break, and, most importantly, have a little fun. So, how about organizing a gathering for Employee Appreciation Day that includes food, games, and a variety of teambuilding activities
? If you’re concerned about disrupting the workday, you can easily schedule it during your lunch period. These events give employees a chance to mingle with and get to know team members they don’t work with on a regular basis—and enjoy a light-hearted, refreshing moment at the same time! With just a little bit of planning, you’ll build camaraderie that will last well beyond that one day.
It Helps You Communicate What (Or Who) Matters.
While it’s important for everyone to loosen up and enjoy themselves, don’t forget that you have an undivided audience to hear your message of recognition. Prepare your special message to be a memorable expression of your appreciation to your team for all they do to make your organization successful. Make sure to talk about high points in the year and how each team member contributed in a meaningful way. It doesn’t have to be long-winded, just make it heartfelt, spirited, and full of thanks. Our You Are Truly Appreciated theme gifts
are the perfect follow-up to drive home how important each person is.
Forget Snow Days, Let’s Have Some “Whoa” Days!
Even in the warmer parts of our world, winter has a sneaky way of bringing on the blahs. We’ve just come down from big holiday highs, our days might be a little gray, and we may even be feeling a bit…uninspired. Hmmm…sounds like it’s time to break out of that dreariness—and our free tools, ideas, and downloads can help with that!
Download our Fun at Work eBook
. It’s filled with tons of low cost and no cost ideas for bringing some sunshine indoors.
Have some laughs with our Print & Posts
, or get a game of Office Bingo
Read our blog articles on having fun at work
. Trust our advice—after all, we are the experts!
Oh, and don’t worry if it seems like you’re just goofing off. You are, but it’s for a good cause: your team’s morale. Higher morale leads to higher productivity—and higher productivity is just plain good for your business!