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.