Boost Morale – Send Congratulations Cards

by Henry L. on January 3, 2013

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!

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Liane January 10, 2013 at 10:00 am

We have always handed out congratulations, etc. cards – similar to what Irene mentions above but not becasue we had low morale or anything – and now I’m thinking maybe that’s why we don’t have low morale. Anyway, we go one step further. A few hours after the card is hand delivered, the owner of our company goes up to that person and shakes their hand. He addresses the reason for us sending the card. This makes the employee feel very appreciated and acknowldged.

Marianne January 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Sounds like you work for a great company. We are lucky if our boss remembers our name. And even if he does, he rarely uses it. In fact he barely says hello. I think it’s time for a new job. lol

Stefani January 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Morale seems to be low all over. We are all worjking harder than ever with less money and fewer people. Conrgatulation cards and appreciation cards should be sent as a rule to make us feel like we are appreciated. We can really use that little boost.

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