Sometimes the best advice is the one we have all learnt as children! Find out what 8 things you learned in kindergarten that will help you with your employee rewards and how to implement those:
1. Be creative
Do you remember the days when you could be as creative as you want? Creativity and thinking outside of the box can go a long way when it comes to employee rewards as well! Use your child-like inspiration to create and explore new things and go the extra mile with your employee rewards.
2. Be friends with everybody
In kindergarten, everybody is a friend with everybody! Use this positive attitude of building friendly relationships with your colleagues in order to increase your team spirit. In this way, you can bounce off ideas from people with different backgrounds than yours and discover new things.
3. When you fall, pick yourself up
Being in kindergarten usually comes with a few scraped knees and bruises. Running and playing around means also falling down and picking yourself up. This applies to the world of employee rewards as well. Not everything will be perfect all the time and you are bound to make mistakes from time to time.
4. Build on top of what you already know
In kindergarten, you start by learning the alphabet before you can start writing words. You also start with counting before you can do math. Employee rewards are the same: you can’t jump in the deep end, but you need to build on what you already know. In this way, you will see gradual improvements in employee retention, team morale, and employee motivation.
5. Only babies cry
Every kid knows that big boys and girls don’t cry. If you want to be a professional in the employee rewards industry, you should keep your emotions in check. Keeping a cool head can go a long way when dealing with employee appreciation and engagement.
6. Play outside
It is easy for anybody working with employee rewards to get sucked into their work. However, make time for taking breaks and enjoying the moment. Even something as trivial as having lunch outside the office with your colleagues can liven up your day and increase your productivity.
7. “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Think about what your employee rewards strategy is and how to execute it successfully. Even though things can quickly change, it is important to have a plan about where you want your employee rewards to go with time and how to further increase employee appreciation.
8. No cheating
Finally, we all learned in kindergarten that cheating never pays off. Playing fair is the way to go also when it comes to employee rewards. Don’t try to cheat your employees out of rewards, because in the end of the day employee appreciation is also about attitude.