Because There’s No ‘I’ In ‘Team’, Happy Employee Appreciation Day!

‘Train your employees well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.’ –Richard Branson

There’s nothing better than the feeling of accomplishment. That pat on the back can really boost your self-esteem and keep you going further. You may find yourself exceeding everyone’s expectations and your own. Appreciating an employee doesn’t need to come for those high up on the hierarchy chart. It can come from your colleague sitting right next to you.

They say that put in a work environment, everyone thinks for themselves. Which is true, come the situation. If there’s a promotion offered, everyone works their hardest for their own personal gains. And it shouldn’t be something to be looked down upon, yet encouraged.

Think about it, as an employee, you’re put equal with the others. And you’re all working for the same objective, you want to make your business grow and succeed. Put that way, you should all be encouraging each other to do your best. Not only will you feel motivated to do your job and exceed expectations, but also you will be getting closer, as a team, to fulfill the company’s goals.

Since there is no ‘I’ in ‘Team’,  rather than giving a negative comment on someone’s idea during a brainstorming session. Listen, and think before you talk. Sometimes one factor in an idea can develop into something that could become a success story for the business.

Bring small gifts since no one can say no to chocolates. A simple gesture as that can really make someone’s day. Whereas it shouldn’t be seen as a way of ‘buying off’ someone but as a way of non-verbally telling them to keep up the good work!

Write notes sticky notes are bound to be hung everyone in the office. Surprise a colleague with a ‘Good Morning’ note on their desk. It will brighten up their day, and make them happy throughout the whole day.

Being in a comfortable working environment is an important factor in any company. When you get down to it, you’ll realize that the people you’re working with aren’t just your workmates, they’re your family. Appreciate your employee, wherever you are in the hierarchy because at the end, a happy family functions on support and motivation.