Much like that morning coffee, a pick-me-up needs to be an everyday affair. You cannot have a grande Starbucks latte today and hope it powers you through for the entire week. No, we’re not done with the coffee analogy just yet.
Just as it makes its way through the system, gives us a momentary high and vanishes into thin air, appreciation too wanes off after a while. We move on to other deliverables and never get another chance to look back at what we successfully accomplished. The wow moment is lost.
This is why on-time, prompt appreciation is so important. This is not to say that a rewards program is unnecessary. Much like a mocha (yes, we’re still there), what we’re aiming for is the best of both worlds. Here are a few ways to offer rewards and appreciation in shorter time windows.
Which of these tips would you follow immediately? We certainly recommend journaling, and monthly learning sessions to start with. But that’s not all! Tell us about your favourite recognition ideas in the comments below.