We sometimes get so caught up in our daily routine that we forget to slow down and appreciate the people around us. When was the last time you expressed gratitude to a coworker? When was the last time a coworker did the same for you? Taking the time to appreciate your team with a simple “thank you” goes a long way. Here are a few more creative ways to show your team how much they are valued.
CASH IT IN
Use Monopoly money, or better yet, create your own custom currency to reward salon staff. You can have one person (like the manager or salon owner) distribute the reward money, or give everyone on staff a monthly allowance to reward each other with. At the end of the month, employees can cash in their earnings for a prize.
Host your own annual version of the Oscars. Create a unique award for each member of your team to highlight their specific skills and how they contribute to the success of the business. This tradition will become a fun event that your team looks forward to each year.
Add a new spin to the traditional Employee of the Month award. Select one team member to spotlight at the end of the month. Have everyone else on the team write down what they appreciate about this person on individual pieces of paper. Present the spotlighted employee with a framed poster with all of their coworkers’ praise.