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Celebrate Good Times – Come On!

September 10th, 2014 by Alison McKinney

Whilst Kool & The Gang sang about celebrating good times in a party environment, it’s just as important to celebrate not only good times, but successes and achievements in a working environment.

Why?

Well, in our non-stop, 24-7 world it can be all too easy to immediately focus on the next task in hand and forget to stop and reflect on what’s been accomplished. Ignoring the successes and achievements of your people means an organisation could miss crucial opportunities to inspire them onto greater successes, improve and maintain employee engagement and strengthen leadership.

So why should you take the time and effort to celebrate reaching milestones and what benefit is it likely to bring to your organisation?

It is a reminder of why goals are set. Goal setting is important and time should be taken to remember the heights scaled in achieving it. Recognising also what went well as this will help underpin positive behaviours and demonstrate to your people what they need to accomplish in order to earn future celebrations.

Don’t forget to celebrate the success of those you work with. Be it clients, customers or suppliers, this will all help to build a sense of camaraderie.

There is nothing like celebrating success to help with team building.  As the team unifies around a single goal, they will draw closer together and work more cohesively.

Altering your team’s mind-set from “work” to “celebration” is a great way to revive energy levels and increase employee engagement.

Human nature dictates that people want to work in winning teams. There is no better way to remind your people that their employers are a success than by celebrating success!

Employees who feel recognised and appreciated for the work they do are more likely to remain engaged and produce high quality work.  A work celebration is a great way of showing your appreciation towards them.

‘Success breeds success’, we’ve all heard that phrase. By ingraining success into your organisations culture, employees will begin to drive this behaviour.

Celebrating success is a quick win when it comes to employee engagement and employee recognition.  It’s one of the simplest and easiest ways to keep your team engaged and motivated, so why would you not do it?

If would like to know more about how your organisation can improve and maintain employee engagement levels, then contact us on +44 (0) 1255 850051.

Written by Alison McKinney
Alison McKinney is the Project and Quality Assurance Manager at The Survey Initiative, a dedicated employee research organisation devoted to helping its clients gain insight and understanding into what drives employee engagement in their business. Alison has extensive experience in project management and quality assurance and has recently worked on projects for clients as diverse as: WSP Middle East. Natural History Museum, Peverel, Marine Stewardship Council, Accor UK &Ireland and Thompsons Solicitors. Visit http://www.surveyinitiative.co.uk for more information.

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