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April Fools’ Day
It’s not a joke: appreciation truly takes teams from good to great.
Let the team take an hour to play outside and enjoy the spring. A pickup game of soccer or another team sport will get everyone’s blood pumping and competitive spirits up.
Say it loud
Make a poster for the office with a quote or saying to inspire anyone who walks by.
Go out of your way to get to know any new members of the team to make them feel included and welcome.
Do you have some free time on your hands? See if you can help anyone else with his or her projects.
Carpool to lunch with your coworkers. It’s a great way to bond with the team, be kind to the environment, and share a great meal.
The better your team is treated, the better they will treat your customers.
Laugh a little
Brighten a dreary day in the workplace by sending your coworkers a funny (and workplace appropriate!) comic.
It’s not hard to let someone’s birthday or service anniversary slip by, so make sure to keep track of your team members’ special days.
It’s April, so Easter candy abounds. Buy a few different kinds to pass around at the team meeting and see faces light up for Peeps and chocolate.
Just do it
When you see someone doing great work, recognize them then and there. Research shows timely recognition is the most effective kind!
Use your resources
Check out the full range of appreciation materials available. You’ll discover buttons, cards, eThanks, awards, and more to help you recognize daily!
Use email or eThanks to express your appreciation today.
Step up your game
Have you been appreciating monthly? Try doing it weekly! Set a reminder for yourself every week that asks, “Who have you appreciated?” to get more in a rhythm.
Expect the best
Having high expectations for yourself and your coworkers lets you strive to do your best!
Having goals for the future lets you see the bigger picture. What do you want to accomplish next week, month, and year?
Sit with a stranger
Make a new friend today at lunch by venturing away from your usual crew.
Think outside the box
Next time someone does a phenomenal job, send a funny eThanks or do something else that’s creative.
Stick to it
Leave a short and sweet sticky note of appreciation on someone’s laptop today to remind how they’re doing great work.
Be eco-conscious by using your water bottle instead of buying bottled water.
Remember to thank whoever is appreciating you! They went out of their way to recognize your great work, so make sure to accept the compliments with a smile.
It’s Earth Day!
See if you can streamline your office processes to help the earth—print less, use reusable coffee mugs, and more.
Great work can take weeks or even months to manifest. If something isn’t turning out quite right, just keep working at it until it does.
Don’t sweat the small stuff
If you’re putting in your all, it’ll all come together! Cut yourself some slack if the details aren’t quite right yet.
Get out of your comfort zone
Ask your leader if you can try your hand at something new so you can grow and learn, and be an even bigger asset to the team.
Take a break
You may just need a few minutes to chat with a coworker to relax and unwind before you can continue doing great work.
Bring a water bottle to work to quench your thirst so you can save the environment from plastic water bottles.
Start a trend
Begin every work week by recognizing the great work moments from the week before to get the team off on the right foot.
If you’re new to appreciation, just remember to say “Thank you!” whenever anyone goes out of their way for you.
If you don’t know, ask!
When a new team member starts, ask them how they like to receive appreciation. When it’s their turn it will be more meaningful and personalized.