Workplace Celebrations – A Welcome Necessity
Why do we need celebrations? Well, they make us feel good about ourselves. They give us time to forget about the constant business of life. For a short time span they allow us to focus on dreaming, relaxing, and taking a moment to acknowledge “what we have” and “what we have done”. They are the positive moments that glue the rest of life’s busy fabric pieces together. In fact, if we want to, there is something to celebrate every day of the year – http://www.daysoftheyear.com/.
For those, like me, who don’t have time to celebrate every day at the workplace, at least take time out of your busy work schedule for a few necessary celebrations. Make sure to:
- Celebrate work anniversaries.
- Celebrate birthdays.
- Celebrate when difficult work projects are finished.
- Celebrate to show appreciation of specific staff accomplishments (completion of training, handling a difficult task, or a graduation event).
- Celebrate secretaries’ or administrative professionals’ day – the Wednesday of the last full week of April.
Without celebrations, there isn’t an outlet to take off the edge of the day to day stress the work place creates. Simple celebrations help us focus on the fact that we shouldn’t take life too seriously and that there should be a balance of fun with work.
By acknowledging celebration events, managers show that they care and understand the importance of their employees. Holding these events also help employees bond with one another, giving a work team one more common thread they have with one another. Finally, celebrations add a personal touch to the work place. Celebrations give everyone pause to think about what is important and gives employees a moment to reenergize from the day to day business of the work at hand. They help put people at ease in their surroundings.
As they say “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Add some excitement to your workplace and make sure to add a celebration schedule to your busy work schedule.