At any time of the year, being aware of and appreciating the contributions of your people is a vital component in building the valuable relationships you need.
Relationships that will add value to the mutual benefits that come from engagement of employee with employer towards a common set of goals.
Particularly at festive times, the need to show that you care is paramount. It’s a talent sadly lacking in many managers, partly because it just gets so hectic as holidays approach; partly because many don’t appreciate how valuable a tool the appreciation of others really is.
These are the very times where managers and their teams come together in the sharing of their joy and expectation for an exciting festive period.
A time where it is so easy to forget the be thankful for the support they give you.
Within this comes a great opportunity.
At this time of year, the people who work so hard for you are open to your positive approaches, like no other time of year.
The general feeling of goodwill makes them much more open to any suggestion of generosity that ‘management’ can show.
Small – seemingly insignificant even – actions to sincerely show how much you are grateful for the efforts they have made are well received – and remembered – at this time of year.
Whatever holiday season you recognize, this time of year provides great possibilities for you to show that you notice the great work and efforts your people make and by taking the time to show it, you will be acknowledged too.
And the simplest and easiest way to do this, is to take the time out to say a sincere ‘Thank you’.
That’s all it takes.