12 ideas to engage and inspire your team on their return from their Christmas break
The first of my mini 12 days of Christmas blog series, which this year will focus on engaging and inspiring your team following their Christmas break.
1. Thank You
Simply saying thank you is the most obvious thing to do to show you appreciate your team. Whether your team have been full on over Christmas or they’re about to return after a Christmas break, make a point of thanking individuals for their contribution.
Be specific. A thank you and an acknowledgement of a job well done is far more sincere if you’re specific about what you’re recognising. So, say what it is about their actions that you appreciate. It might be spotting them doing something that shows you they’ve made an extra effort, helped a colleague, gone out of their way to help a customer, or used their initiative to get over a challenge.
Send a handwritten letter or a thank you card. A physical letter or card, particularly if it is handwritten, will have 10 times more impact than an email.
Be sure to recognise all departments, including back of house staff, or those in non-customer facing roles. They all have their part to play.