Family Paths is a non-profit organization of mental health professionals and dedicated volunteers that provide a number of mental health and supportive services to low income, multi-stressed individuals and families. They are a multicultural agency committed to serving families of Alameda County regardless of age, ethnicity/race, financial status, language, sexual orientation, immigration status, class, religion, […]
Be Kind to a Writer! Yippee! We do have a lot to look forward to…. but this is a special occasion. Bloggers are part of this group of course, so lets all pat ourselves on the back!! Recognition may start with being kind to yourself, you know. Let’s just say you’d like to be kind, […]
It has been a long hot summer. Did half of your staff just fall on the floor at the mention of another 2 hour long staff meeting? ugh! Could there be an insurrection? Mutiny?
Don’t let it come to that! Bring Playdoh to your next meeting and watch the faces light up with smiles. You […]
There it is, ownerless, sitting on the lunch room table and waiting for a reader. Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em, a book. It is part of a Leadership reading program. It promises “26 Engagement Strategies for Busy Managers”. (Written by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans)
I am hooked by page 5: “Why do we ask […]
There are all sorts of “potato inspired” ways to participate!!! Sometimes sending a fun note to highlight a “special day” brings a smile to your team! Recognition efforts can get very serious, but a lighthearted note is a great team builder too! It is fun to select something that your team cares about, a local […]
There are many opportunities for team building this month. Pick a day and use it as a theme for a meeting, get together, or event. Make sure to honor the 15th!
July 25th, 2016 | Tags: August, celebrate, Days to Remember, friendship day, fun at work, good times in August, Potato Day, recognition ideas, Sisters Day, Team Building | Category: Employee Recognition, Fun in the Workplace, Ideas |
Each Day listed below, can be the spring board to a fun employee celebration. This is a great time for a picnic, Popsicles at work, or some outdoor activity. These team building events are so important. Make sure to plan ahead AND announce the event so that your team has […]
One of our team members, has a passion for history. Our company has recognized him for his important research and stories on the Buffalo soldiers. As a boy growing up, Joe didn’t know about these important contributions of men (and women!) as African American soldiers in the Civil War. They went on to be soldiers […]
There are many occasions that we want to celebrate. Retirement! Promotion! An addition to the family – baby or furry friend! Celebrations are great for your work friends. You can pick something fun and meaningful.
While you are carefully choosing gifts this year, please consider health.
Focus on giving EXPERIENCE gifts. Lunch with a friend, […]
What The Nursing Crisis Can Teach Any Industry About Employee Satisfaction
Nurses face low pay, long hours, and little recognition. What an industry in crisis can teach us about building a better workplace.
By Lydia Dishman
Not enough pay, long hours, an unmanageable workload, not enough staff, and lack of support from management. These frustrations […]