As we’ve entered the holiday season, thoughts of gratitude and appreciation start to cross everyone’s minds. However, expressing this gratitude is not just restricted to our friends and family. You spend a large portion of time every week with employees and co-workers. Demonstrating how thankful you are for everything they do is necessary for a constructive company culture. At INT, we value the importance of showcasing employee appreciation!
The Importance of Company Culture
Company culture is not something a single employee brings with them or creates but rather the collective behaviors, norms and ethics established by all past and present employees. A job should be more than just a paycheck. Staff should feel happy and fulfilled in the time they spend at the office. Employees are more likely to be successful in their day-to-day tasks when they are a good match with a company’s culture and enjoy who they work with. Fostering a positive company culture can help to increase performance and efficiency, while decreasing job turnover. Unfortunately, this is not a one size fits all mold. Everyone succeeds in different workplace environments, but at INT we feel the best place to start is by showcasing appreciation for each other.
How INT Shows Employee Appreciation
Cake Break – Every month INT has a themed party to spotlight all the employees who are celebrating birthdays or anniversaries at the company. It is a great opportunity for everyone to come together and enjoy some time together away from their desks.
Holiday Events – INT’s Human Resources department works hard to make sure the office is well decorated for every holiday, big or small. It keeps things fresh and fun! This is usually coupled with a little friendly competition around the office from costume contests to crazy socks.
Wellness Challenges – INT has implemented a Wellness Program to incentivize employees to focus on their personal health. Every month a unique challenge is launched to get everyone up and moving. The program also provides perks for healthy actions like gym memberships, meditation apps, and meal prepping.
Awesome Awards – At INT, we encourage employees to show appreciation to coworkers who go “above and beyond.” Each employee has 5 Awesome Awards that they can give to a coworker for doing something outstanding. This helps foster a positive, hard-working atmosphere where we all work together as a team.
In the end, it’s the people at INT that make us successful. It’s important to take the time to show appreciation for our employees and ensure they have methods to show gratitude to each other.
From all of us at INT, Happy Holidays! We appreciate you!
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