Your team deserves appreciation for working hard this year, maybe more than any year prior. It’s safe to say that 2020 gave us a lot of ups and downs, and your team navigated it deftly and came out on top. They deserve recognition for that effort.
Let’s take a look at some ways to show your team that you care as the holiday season approaches:
Nothing speaks to a job well done like a reward. This holiday season, consider giving your employees a reward of some kind to show your appreciation for all they’ve done this year. The reward could take the form of a gift card, a small present, movie tickets, coupons or vouchers, or lottery tickets, just to give a few examples. You can include a hand-written note expressing how much you appreciate the effort your team has given — that will make a lasting impression.
Offer extra time off.
Sometimes, the best way to show your employees that they’ve done a great job at work is to give them some time away from the office. Consider including a few extra hours of paid time off or a free day during the holidays. Your team members could definitely use it. You can even designate a few days here and there as work-at-home days if your team isn’t doing so already.
Express gratitude on social media.
A private expression of gratitude amongst your team members is one thing. But public recognition is entirely another. When you post on your social media pages or add a note to your website recognizing individual team members or a particular team as a whole, it sends a clear message that what your team has done is valued. They’ll remember that.
Host a holiday party.
You could have a holiday office party that doubles as a reward for your team. Everyone likes to be fed, especially when it’s free — don’t forget the pizza and sweet treats. And it gives your team a chance to unwind and bond with each other over something more than work. That makes for a strong, satisfied team going into the New Year.
Whatever you do, don’t let your team’s hard work go unnoticed. And remember to do the simplest part of all: say a sincere and heartfelt “thank you.” It goes a long way!
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