As the year comes to a close, it’s time to celebrate your team and reflect on your company’s successes. Sharing the progress of the year with employees helps build community and commitment to your organization’s goals. Take advantage of the holiday season and year-end to celebrate employees’ contributions to making your year a success.
In “Celebrate Your Successes!” blogger Lauren Baker writes:
“The holidays are a perfect time to recognize achievements and get in the spirit with holiday team building activities.”
She lists five important reasons to take stock of the year together and celebrate your team:
- Boost Morale.
Celebrating success at the end of the year is the perfect way to give your team a little pick-me-up. It allows the whole team to come together and recognize everyone’s individual work as well as collaborative accomplishments. When you take stock of your successes, your team’s confidence increases.
- Help Achieve Goals.
Fun holiday activities make great incentives! If your team knows that an exciting event awaits their year-end successes, they’ve got all the more reason to work a little harder! Plan your events in advance so you have something to look forward to.
- Reduce Employee Burnout.
Employee burnout is a very serious issue that harms companies and employees. Team-building activities are a great way to reduce employee burnout. Getting everyone involved and feeling included is a great way to make employees feel valued.
- Bring the Whole Team Together.
Especially in a busy business seasons, it’s rare for everyone to come together at the same time. Instead of the usual department meetings or lunch out with your friends, a celebration of the hard work of your entire team will encourage 100% attendance and participation.
- Have Fun!
Having fun at work is very important in shaping company culture. Not only does it serve as a great way to strengthen relationships among team members, it also serves as a break from sitting at your desk all day. So get up, get moving and have some fun!
In “Strengthen relationships by celebrating milestones,” Kelly Borth, chief strategy officer at Greencrest, observes that commemorating company milestones with your team builds pride.
“Company-wide corporate and family events, commemorative shirts, hats and other items with messages of thanks go a long way.”
In “Taking Stock Of Your Business: Planning For The Next Year,” Joseph Daly, a practice management consultant at Signator Investors, Inc., notes that celebrating your team by taking stock is a great way to transition to a new year.
“As 2014 comes to a close and you face a new year with new challenges, it may be time to review where your business is today to better position it for the future.”
So in this busy holiday season, don’t forget to take the time to celebrate your team. It’s the perfect opportunity to review the year’s accomplishments and learnings, and get everyone excited about the year ahead!
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