Have you ever been in a job where the pace was so frantic that each day seemed to be a proverbial roller coaster ride? Or maybe it was a position that involved such granular expectations that the stress was overwhelming? Trust me, playing in the NFL I have been there.
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Peace and Celebration
In a recent article published by Switch and Shift it was suggested that followers who feel celebrated and appreciated in their respective positions experience greater fulfillment and success in their positions. This fulfillment and success create greater opportunities for the company to achieve success as well.
Benefits Are Clear
So what is the deal with celebrating your team members/followers? Lets unpack it here and give you some tips in the process. Basically, it’s vitally important for leaders to celebrate wins within their organizations. Why? Because celebrating helps to build morale and motivates team members to perform at peak levels. Most followers need to see that leaders recognize the contributions they are making to the success of the organization. Some leaders are only vocal and make their presence known when there is a problem or crisis, which creates untenable expectations. Furthermore, these types of leaders are often viewed as not being concerned about people. In contrast, when a leader is seen celebrating the team during the successful times, his or her respect level rises to greater heights within the company.Followers who feel celebrated and appreciated in their respective positions experience greater fulfillment and success in their positions. Click To Tweet
Celebration Creates Duplication
When there is a focus on what people are doing right, people tend to do more things right. In other words, what is celebrated will be duplicated. In my upcoming book “The Psychology of Preferred Leadership” I share what some of my survey respondents identify as “…leadership cultures that celebrate success create even more success pathways.” Therefore, success becomes ingrained in the culture and people naturally look for it, focus on it and expect it. This type of work environment is contagious and inspiring.
9 Tips to Power Your Success
While there are many ways to celebrate success and accomplishments in the workplace, let me share 9 tips that leaders or anyone can use to demonstrate celebration while improving performance in an organization:
- Forward positive emails or voicemails to the team or leadership.
- Publish accomplishments in an organizational newsletter.
- Institute an employee of the month program.
- Reward employees for attendance standards.
- When corporate goals are met, provide lunch or treats for the team.
- Provide time off for efforts that exceed expectations.
- Make a photo collage about a successful project that shows the people that worked on it, its stage of development and its completion and presentation. (Love this one!)
- Post banners in work areas to recognize team members or accomplishments.
- Celebrate successes of team members outside of work, such as community awards or personal achievements.
Authentic Celebration Matters
No matter which tip you embrace or choose to leave off the table, be authentic in it’s implementation. Followers will watch and see if this is a genuine effort or simply a new initiative. Successful recognition should happen consistently in order to promote future overall success. At the end of the day, it helps to reinvigorate energy levels and build a sense of camaraderie within the organization…we all should want that.
Point of Clarity Quote:
“Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.”
–Oliver Wendell Holmes
–Oliver Wendell Holmes