When getting together with my friends, the conversation always seems to turn to the workplace. So many of them are not happy with their current working situations. Oddly enough, the complaints are not only about their salaries. They all seem to have low morale. I think I have devised an easy way to boost their morale and self-esteem in the work place; send them congratulations cards!
Years ago, I was a manager at a very large hotel. When you work with such a large group of people sometimes some of these people slip through the cracks. I had a policy of sending out business congratulations cards. The cards could be sent out for many reasons. I tried to send a card for small accomplishments as well as for milestones. Some of the reasons I sent cards were for a promotion, a raise, someone got employee of the month, someone received a complementary letter from a guest. The card that seems most appreciated was for a job well done. As they opened the card, their faces would light up. All it took was a little recognition.
Congratulations cards are a small way that you can make a big difference in office morale. It’s something that all my friends and I agree on!