During the holiday season we all get crazy busy, so it is difficult to remember to take time to recognize. This year during our annual department celebration I made it a point to make sure that I held up the accomplishments of the staff. What I did was asked each of them ahead of time to be prepared to talk about their favorite memory or accomplishment in the past year. This task did two things, 1) staff were able to share want gave them joy at work and 2) it gave me a chance to publicly thank them for being a part of that joy. Hearing the great things we did throughout the year made us all happy in the end!
So before the year is over, take the time to spotlight the great work your team accomplished over the past year. If at all possible acknowledge it publicly because that gift is better than a fruitcake.
On behalf of all the LL&F contributors, we would like to wish you a very Happy Holidays!