We all know gratitude is an important tool in a leader’s toolbox. While it’s important to keep that in mind all the time, the coming holiday season is an ideal time to say “Thank you!”.
Scott’s suggestions will make memorable occasions for your employees and their families. Including families is important. The work your employees do can be fully effective only if it’s compatible with their family life. In a sense, when you hire someone to do a job, you’re really hiring the whole family. Recognizing their importance in the employee’s life is very effective in inspiring good performance.
Let the family see that their star (your employee) is doing important work, and that you appreciate that. Then the family will be much more inclined to support what the employee does for you. When you ask for extra effort, your guy or gal will be more effective if they have their family’s support.
Let your workers and their families see the impact of their performance on you…and on your family. Scott’s first suggestion is especially unique and effective in doing that.
All of these suggestions help your people see that they’re making a real contribution…to something larger than themselves. Job satisfaction surveys remind us how much this means to one’s sense of reward for the work they do.
Of course these suggestions can apply to birthdays and other special occasions as well. They might be even more effective if they’re done for no apparent reason – just to say “I appreciate you!”.
Enjoy Scott’s unique suggestions for ways to reward your employees.