Show Your Team Appreciation (Literally)
Illustrated bios are a great way to show team members and loved ones that you acknowledge their hard work.
Give Your Team The Gift Of Illustrated Bios
Sketch out the moment that a co-worker helped you, and how it connects to your company values.
Sketchnote The Moments That Mattered
In the chaos of the day-to-day, it’s easy to lose sight of how much we rely on one another, or to lose appreciation for the ways other support our work. It’s all to easy to focus on the moments others have missed the mark, or to put up blinders to the work on someone else’s plate. But making time to acknowledge your team members’ hard work can make a huge difference in how you work together and collaborate.
Whether it’s at a lunch and learn, or part of a team offsite, set aside some time to do some appreciative pictionary. Have your team draw a moment that another team member supported them this past year in a way that really mattered. Go around the table, sharing the drawings, and having folks guess what’s happening in each. It’s fun, and a little silly, but it can make a big difference to see how everyone’s work intersects, and to remember that no one can do it alone.
Roll Out The Red Carpet For Personalized Awards
You get a trophy, you get a trophy, and you get a trophy! At your year-end meeting, assign someone to be master of ceremonies at a team awards night, and honor the large and small accomplishments of your team members. Like illustrated bios, this is a great way of recognizing the hard work of everyone in your department. The best part? It only costs the price of a novelty trophy, and attention to the work of those around you.
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