It’s the age of multitasking and efficiency, so leaders try to pair celebrations with meetings and other work-oriented activities. Unfortunately, these celebrations feel halfhearted and an awful lot like work. Instead of improving morale, these half-celebrations can drain or kill it.
Draw a line of separation between celebrations and work. You won’t run at full efficiency during celebrations, but your team members will feel fully appreciated. And they’ll perform better because of it.
Great leaders understand that efficiency is not always the path to employee engagement. How might you celebrate your people and organization without mixing it with work?