So to help you we’ve put together an Advent Calendar of FREE Appreciation and recognition tips:
Buy/Make a coffee for someone at work you appreciate and tell them why.
Find the newest starter in your workplace and ask them how its going?
Recognise upwards, find time to contact someone senior to you who’s doing a good job and let them know. It can be lonely at the top.
Think about a great boss or colleague you previously had and connect with them on linkedin and tell them why.
Introduce someone who holds a more junior position to a Director or Senior Leader in the business, reinforce why they’re an asset to the company.
Invite someone to have lunch with you.
Offer to take some workload from a colleague who looks like they need a break.
Wish Sinead a happy birthday Fanclub co-founder or Write a linkedin recommendation for someone you work with.
Collate your teams opinions on who (outside your team) has supported your team the most this year and write a collective email to that person or department telling them why.
Share unsolicited feedback with someone’s boss.
Showcase someone’s work, forward a piece of work to others and say what you like about it.
Try and remember if you dodged anyone’s sponsorship requests this year? If you did, find out the charity and make a donation. If you’re on Santa’s good list already, for extra brownie points make a donation to a colleagues favourite charity.
Make a list of your teams achievements this year and dedicate 10 mins in a meeting to acknowledge them.
Solicit feedback from a customer on behalf of colleague or your team and share it.
If you’re having a Christmas soiree, raise a toast to the team whilst you’re all still sober enough to remember what was said.
Before people break up for Christmas send 2/3 emails thanking people for their help, commitment this year.