Our work lives can become busy with team meetings, client meetings, and after-work activities. It’s easy to slack on offering supportive words to colleagues when deadlines are fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean it has to be tedious. Thankfully, September 12th is the National Day of Encouragement! We’ve rounded up some easy, yet meaningful ways to inspire your officemates:
Share kind words in a new, fun way
A handwritten card is here to stay. It’s not easily deleted off your phone or buried in your notifications. It’s right in the recipient’s hand encouraging them to dream big and keep up the great work. If you want to deliver that kind of encouragement, send a card by Sept. 5 to ensure it arrives by National Encouragement Day. And if you need help sending a handwritten card, we’ve got your back. Open Punkpost now to send some encouragement.
One Word: FOOD
Treating your team to amazing office catering is easier than you might think. Consider an impromptu gelato bar or a festive lunch for your team to embrace today’s theme, encouragement! This also provides a chance for co-workers to reconnect and share positive feedback with one another. Cater2.me can help you get started.
Change up your routine
Sitting at a desk all day can make anyone stir-crazy. If your team meets regularly, consider moving meetings outside for a change of pace. If your team is small, think about walking down to a local coffee shop to catch up in an informal setting.
Small gifts make a big impact
While National Encouragement Day is the youngest cousin of Employee Appreciation Day, you’re not just limited to celebrating your employees. You can show your peers and staff that you value their contributions with a small, thoughtful token. Consider a $5 gift card in a coffee mug or a package of candy they can enjoy after lunch accompanied by a brief, handwritten note.