All year, I’ve been giving you video tips on explicit actions leaders can take to motivate their people and build employee commitment for the long haul. Last week, I went back to basics with “Provide a workplace that is free from bullying and harassment”. Today, #33, happens to be our final strategy in this continuing series, so it seems only appropriate that it should be about a celebration. Specifically, today’s motivating tip is to plan periodic office parties. Let me explain further.
Plan periodic office parties
Your goal should be to maximize attendance for motivation value, so consider holding your office party during office hours, ideally over the lunch hour. Plan to have them once a quarter, or even monthly. Encourage employees to get involved in the planning; in fact, go as far as appointing each of your employees to one of the quarterly or monthly “planning committees” so that over the year each of your people are involved in one event. Continue reading