Recognizing achievements with celebrations is an easy way to boost morale and keep your employees engaged. There are many ways you can celebrate what your employees do for your company. Here are a few ideas.
Who doesn’t love free food? Sharing a meal with colleagues while you recognize accomplishments is a good way to encourage camaraderie. Bring in a meal to celebrate a specific accomplishment. Gather all of your staff at the same time to eat the meal together. This gives you a chance to make a little speech to address the reason for the celebration as everyone eats. Your employees also get a chance to chat while they finish up their meals.
If you want to be more formal with the workplace recognition, hold an award ceremony. You can present specific employees or teams with awards to signify their accomplishments. This format also works well when you’re recognizing employees for long term service to the company. You can schedule the ceremony during the day or after hours.
A less formal option is a display in the office that recognizes accomplishments. Use a bulletin board or a blank wall area for the display. Use it as a spotlight for achievements. That might include recognition of individual employees, teams or the company as a whole. Don’t forget to change the display regularly.
If the budget allows, gifts or financial incentives as recognition can be motivating to employees. Find a gift that is valuable to the recipient even if it doesn’t cost a lot of money. A coffee mug might not be very valuable to an employee, but a gift card to a local business might not cost much more but is more exciting for the recipient.