Creating a cheerful work environment around the holidays isn’t cliché, it’s becoming increasingly appreciated by employees.
Janice Kaplan, author of ” The Gratitude Diaries,” says making your workplace a supportive haven can build loyalty and inspire people to work harder.
During the holidays, it can be especially memorable to give your employees a meaningful experience and set a positive example as you move into the New Year.
She adds, via LinkedIn:
The most successful executives will be the ones who know how to express gratitude and make people feel comfortable in their surroundings.
If the world feels cruel and your office feels kind, where are you going to want to spend your time?
It doesn’t cost very much to say thank you. For the cost of a lemon tart, you can make people feel appreciated and part of a team that cares about them.
Whether it’s planning a company Christmas party, baked goods swap, gift exchange or toy drive, it’s the little things that your employees will remember and feel grateful to have in their professional lives.
A simple “thanks” or small gift given in a spirit of camaraderie and goodwill builds more loyalty and trust than just about anything else. Hence the value of lemon tarts. (Doughnuts might work fine, too).
Have a knack for organizing internal events? The Heritage Foundation is looking for a Washington, D.C-based event planner. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree, three to five years of experience in event management and an understanding of and support for the Heritage mission and vision.
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