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Showing Appreciation to Coworkers

Showing Appreciation to Coworkers

Showing Appreciation to Coworkers

Last week the folks at The Energy Project included this in their newsletter…

“Encourage your employees to show their appreciation for each other in a positive way every day. By promoting a workplace culture where all individuals are shown that the work they do is recognized, appreciated, and valued, happiness and productivity levels in your organization will thrive, and you will be able to sustainably engage your workforce.”

Add that notion to one we know as humans…when we show appreciation for others, we tend to feel better about ourselves. Then end with a vow to champion workplace appreciation so you and everyone you’re connected to at work is feeling tops.

Approach the office with curiosity. 2-4-6-8, who can I appreciate? Options to show appreciation at work are endless. For instance, you could bequeath:

  • Access to your reserved parking spot
  • A sticky note of thanks in someone’s office
  • Sticky notes of praise in public spots
  • A sticky note floor puzzle of letters or an object
  • An unyielding look in the eyes as you tell someone how much you appreciate them
  • A phone call of thanks
  • Flowers
  • A public announcement of thanks at the top of a meeting
  • Applause in the hallway
  • A snail mail note of thanks
  • Coffee gift card
  • A selfie of the two of you (as if they are a celebrity)
  • A framed reference of someone’s contribution
  • A massage gift card
  • High five/fist bump/chest bump
  • A keen ear seeking a play-by-play recounting of their heroics
  • The day off
  • An acknowledgement call from client/customer
  • A vocal performance
  • Baked goods
  • A cupcake
  • Chocolate
  • A song (iTunes & Amazon allow this easily)
  • Movie tickets
  • A train pass
  • A series of postcards to their home

What are you go to acts for showing appreciation to coworkers?

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