My youngest son Jackson took Valentines cards and candy to school for his classmates. I have plans to celebrate with my true Valentine, Darla.
Are you celebrating at your office?
Would celebrating Valentine’s Day at work be child-like or childish? Fun or foolish?
I don’t have strong feelings about this particular day (I have always believe Valentine’s Day to be first and foremost about romantic love and not just fond feelings). What I do feel strongly about is the importance of celebration and expressing appreciation in the workplace.
We all share the need to be known and appreciated. Hopefully we each do business in a way that garners respect for our commitment and professionalism.
Unfortunately many employees and managers are taken for granted. Their good work goes ignored. Nobody seems to notice much less celebrate.
A sincere thank you or thoughtful note or email will do more to improve your workplace than a frivolous romantic holiday.
Remember those you love in your personal life. But don’t forget to acknowledge those you appreciate in your professional life as well.
Very good points, expressed as only you can.
Thank you for this great message.
This is so true:
“Unfortunately many employees and managers are taken for granted. Their good work goes ignored. Nobody seems to notice much less celebrate.”
This happens especially in job roles where an employee’s focus is necessarily on contribution to the larger good and not just the achievement of his/her objectives. Therefore, the employee’s effort has no real tangible measure of success and the ROI is also difficult to prove.
Speaking of ROI, thank you also for this remarkable quote:
“People who lead – whether or not they have a title – strive to make things better for those around them. They increase what I call ROI. In this instance ROI doesn’t stand for “return on investment,” but rather:
Thanks and regards,