Now, more than ever, is the perfect time to show your team members how much you appreciate them. Have you been able to depend on your crew throughout a global pandemic that disrupted everyone’s lives, while each person on your team had to deal with concern over personal health?
Recognizing and rewarding employees is always a good idea. If you’ve been able to stay in business and not only keep your doors open but have succeeded throughout the challenges of last year, your team has definitely been a part of making this happen. Here are a few reasons why celebrating your employees’ wins is important for your brand:
Celebrating accomplishments encourages productivity
When you were young, your parents or teachers may have used a reward system to encourage you to achieve good grades. When you celebrate your team for hitting company goals, whether through a bonus or corporate gifts, you’re inspiring that same productivity for the future.
Incentives inspire focused work
Sometimes, having company incentives for specific goals reached can also be a great incentive for team productivity. Incentives are different from celebrating achievements as they are promised before your employees set out to achieve a goal. Whether it’s gifts you’ll know they appreciate or some kind of financial incentive, recognizing the ability of your team members to achieve great things for the brand is also important.
An appreciated team is a happy team
Most people work for the satisfaction they get for being good at what they do, as well as for the financial compensation. However, people thrive on praise and knowing they’re doing the job well can be important for maintaining a happy, productive team. If you run a company where your employees know they matter and create a work environment that is positive and motivating (even when your team is still working at home), you’ll find you and your team will be reaching business goals like it’s no one’s business!
ProTip: Remember to set clear benchmarks for your management team to make sure you’re rewarding employees consistently.
Happy team members are loyal employees
Employee loyalty to your brand is something you want to inspire. Having to hire new team members or say goodbye to quality employees due to their satisfaction in your company is not the best thing to deal with. A way to make sure that your team is happy to be with your brand is to create an environment where they feel recognized and rewarded. While other offers may come their way, if you treat your team well, whether they’re working parents or young college interns, you’ll find them to be happy right where they are.
A positive work environment engenders success
Companies that have a great “vibe” where team members are motivated and recognized is one that will not only maintain a solid team for many years, but one that will more than likely reach high levels of success. A well-functioning team can go far and when your employees are recognized for their hard work, they’ll be more than happy to make the company’s success possible.
If you have a great team who has held strong throughout the pandemic, tell them! Better yet, show them! While a great salary may be rewarding enough for many, appreciating your team in other ways, whether through corporate gifts or special events, can go far in helping you create an environment that your team will never want to leave.Plus, great (and happy) talent can help you recruit more fantastic team members. It’s a win-win for everybody!
Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). Her family also includes four cats.
She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke with Malibu Entertainment. She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.