Employee Appreciation Day, or Week, or Month (however we choose to celebrate it) has come and gone. Hundreds, thousands, even hundreds of thousands of gestures changed hands in March helping punctuate our belief that indeed, our colleagues and co-workers matter.
But do you still care today, more than a month later? So often we lift our heads to recognize the day, and then we put them back down and lose ourselves in our own tasks. Though well-intentioned, this reminder to pause and thank employees often becomes an expected event of food and fun, absent of a sustained commitment to our company's most valuable assets. So it bears saying, loudly…
Employee appreciation is not a day, it's a way of life.
Employees could very well believe that the recognition they got back on that early March day was simply a result of the day. It might even feel disingenuous. But when acts of appreciation are sustained – when they are ingrained in the culture of your organization, and consistent in their delivery – they become authentic.
So how can your message of appreciation be one that employees truly respect and remember?
Although the day has come and gone, the spirit should last throughout the year. Employee appreciation is not a day, it's a way of life.
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