We champion teamwork at Lovepop. We love working together to make magical moments and memories. In our designs, in our retail experiences, and in everyday life.... because well, it's awesome.
(Have you seen our flying machine??)
Employees are any company’s greatest asset, and making them feel appreciated is an important step in keeping their spirits and motivations up. Recognition and appreciation not only help boost morale in the workplace, but that extra pep can also lead to an increase in performance.
Here are 7 creative ways to show your employees you care.
1. Celebrate their notable achievements.
Whether an employee had a big impact on a project or are celebrating a work anniversary, Lovepop is the perfect way to recognize it.
For example, an Oncology R&D department of a pharma company gives out annual Innovation Awards for teams that went above and beyond. The prize? A dragon trophy for being “Fierce Innovators.” Each team member was also gifted a Lovepop Dragon card plus a personalized note to thank them for all their hard work.
2. Host "Fun Fridays."
Embrace TGIF and offer a new activity or free food for employees to kick off the weekend. Think: an ice cream bar, a yoga class, or a volunteer opportunity. It boosts morale and spreads the reminder that the office environment about more than just work!
3. Watch another team at play.
Head out to a ballgame or the football field to watch more teamwork in action. Bonus: bonding over sports or another non-work-related activity is a great way for employees to relax and get to know their co-workers better.
4. Welcome new hires with a card that pops.
Ashley Trevizo, a marketing account manager, says that one of her clients gave Lovepops to his team to welcome new hires and kick-off special internal events. “Giving a Lovepop is a great way to motivate people and create a positive atmosphere at the firm. It’s not a card people throw away, it’s something they save.”
5. Invest in an office coffee bar or an espresso machine.
Coffee has become a staple in our day-to-day work life. Not only is it a sweet and easy perk, a beverage station gives colleagues a chance to mingle, congregate, and build friendships that can translate into stronger teams.
6. Take employees on a corporate-sponsored retreat or offsite.
Activate your "out of office" and take your team with you! Explore the great outdoors, a theme park, or just a change of scenery for a weekend or an afternoon. Time away from your cubicles can help a team solidify a vision, and encourage employees to work towards a shared goal.
7. Start an annual holiday tradition.
The holidays get busy but they don't call it the most wonderful time of the year for nothing! Make your office's lead-up to the holidays meaningful and memorable by hosting a Yankee swap, tackling a charity fundraiser, or volunteering as a group with friends and family.
By Jennifer Spadaro