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Bring in a guest speaker who can inspire and share great ideas to get your team’s creative energy flowing.
Make rewards effective
The best recognition honors the right people for the right behaviors.
Start a kudos board that recognizes people for their innovations during weekly staff meetings.
Take a day off
Commit to having a fun, relaxing holiday break so you can recharge for the week ahead.
Pick up the latest business bestseller and dive into some fresh ideas on how to improve your workplace experience.
Develop a habit
The more you practice constant and frequent recognition, the more it will become second nature. Learn how to become a recognition hero.
Plan a fun outing for your team to spend some time away from the office and strengthen friendships.
Stand for something
When you give an award, remember to attach symbolism to it. Discover the power of symbolism here.
Begin at day one
Find ways to recognize and encourage your team members from the first day they start. Here’s a guide to get you started.
Keep recognition timely by improving your approval process efficiencies.
Go for the gold
Set stretch goals that can move you past your comfort zone and into the realm of greatness.
Giving back to your community is a fantastic way to do great work outside the office.
Turn on the spotlight
Performance is heightened when someone is watching, so create opportunities that allow others to shine.
Take care of dinner
At the end of a long project, send employees home with a gift card to take their families out to eat.
Highlight great accomplishments in your organization through employee spotlights on the corporate social networks.
Take a valued employee to the biggest conference in your industry to learn together.
Rise and shine
Bring in breakfast for your coworkers, just because.
Be a team player
Pitch in and do whatever is needed today, even if that includes jobs you normally don’t do.
Great achievements take lots of hard work—appreciate the small victories along the way.
Create traditions within your team to create lasting memories that bond.
Be the difference
Think about what it is you do that specifically makes a difference to your organization and let that talent shine.
Help them grow
Encourage team members to develop new skills and knowledge.
Send virtual kudos
It’s on me
Take a coworker for coffee during your next one-on-one meeting.
Support personal goals
Employees with happier personal lives are better able to concentrate on the task at hand.
Make it a goal to offer to help people before they ask, and see how gratifying it is to be available to lend a hand.
Hang it up
Create a gallery wall in your workspace to remember the fun activities and traditions your team has created.
At your next conference, gather some tchotchkes specifically for coworkers who would enjoy the fun swag.
Sign up for a monthly subscription service that delivers a fun package to your team to spark their creativity.
Share their brilliance
Without them asking you, write a recommendation for a team member on LinkedIn.
Make the time
Schedule time to reflect on your team members and what uniquely motivates and inspires them to do great work. Learn why being busy is no excuse to not recognize great work.