November 16, 2020
The holidays are traditionally a time when company leaders reflect, praise, and give back to their employees. And as we head into the holiday season this year, it’s important to show your employees some appreciation for all their hard work, especially since 2020 has been irregularly difficult for an abundance of reasons. Giving thanks and recognition to your staff is all-around good for business. It boosts morale, promotes an inclusive culture, and increases productivity. But most importantly, it’s just a nice thing to do!
That said, we know that the holidays are going to look a little different this year as we all stay home to keep each other safe and healthy. We also know that many organizations have had to make budget cuts to keep operations running during these difficult times. Given that this holiday season looks a little different, we’ve put together a list of (socially distanced) ideas that are sure to make your employees still feel appreciated and cheerful.
COVID-19 changed business-as-usual for everyone. From backtracking bonuses to furloughs to canceled incentive plans, organizations have been forced to make severe cut-backs to stay afloat. In light of these struggles, it is more important than ever to take the time to recognize and thank your employees. Even though your budget may be stripped down, there are plenty of ways to show your team some love that won’t break the bank.
Perhaps your company was one of the lucky ones that wasn’t as negatively affected by the pandemic, or maybe it even boosted your sales! If gifts and holiday parties are still in your 2020 budget, we’ve got you covered. While a standard party likely isn’t doable, there are plenty of fun and creative ways to use that budget and give back to your team while we all safely work from home.
No matter your budget and no matter your team size, make an effort to give thanks to your employees over these next few months. We are all busy and it’s easy to forget how important employee-appreciation is to the overall strength of your team and business. And working from home can be isolating and you can forget that you’re part of a bigger team. Not only are you recognizing employees’ hard work but, you’re reminding them they’re part of a team and a greater mission.
Feeling valued also motivates people to work harder, which will increase your overall productivity. As the winter months approach and we all continue to quarantine, a simple note of gratitude to an employee or colleague can really brighten up their day, especially as life outside of work is extra challenging this year. Uplift your team by utilizing the above ideas to show them how much you care!
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