Friday, January 9, 2015
Low Cost Ideas for Recognition - Part 1 "Manager's Tool Kit"
Recognition is one of the key players to keep employees engaged and happy. We all enjoy hearing that we have “done a great job” or just a simple “thanks” is all it takes to make employees feel valued. When the days get crazy, it is hard to remember to just take a moment to recognize others for contributions to the company.
Recognition does not have to be expensive. One inexpensive idea that I like to do is create what I call a Manager’s Toolkit. This allows a supervisor or manager to perform “on the spot” appreciation.
Supplies needed or add your own creation:
Toolbox of sorts (I get a small bucket or plastic tub from the local Dollar Tree that has a handle on it)
Tokens of |Appreciation – can be ordered from Oriental Trading (bag of 144 pieces for $5.25)
Gold Chocolate Coins (can get at Winco in their bulk bin for a few dollars/pound)
Set of Thank You Cards – I buy the blank ones so the managers can write any personalized note they wish. (Can get a small box of 50 for about $10-$15 at Office Depot)