Do you take time to celebrate? Your question may be, “Celebrate what?” Unfortunately, I can’t answer that for you, but what I can tell you is that it’s important to start looking for things to celebrate.
When we put together our core values at Versique, one of the values that really stood out to us was creating a culture of celebration. We are a group that likes to have fun, and what’s more fun than celebrating? You can celebrate a birthday (that’s easy, who doesn’t like cake), an anniversary, a wedding, a graduation…just about anything.
I would venture to say, however, that many people do not take the time to celebrate at work. I’m not saying you have to buy a cake for every highlight (send me an invite if you do..), but it sure does make work more fun when you take time to recognize something out of the ordinary. A good sales call – how about a pat on the back? A good sales close – how about a happy hour? A job well done – celebrate!
Take the time today to look for things worth celebrating (no matter how small). People appreciate it, and enjoy it. It’s amusing how the people who say, “I don’t need the recognition, I’m just doing my job,” seem to be those who like it the most.
Do yourself a favor today….find something to celebrate!
Chris Ohlendorf / About Author
Chris Ohlendorf brings over 20 years of experience to the consulting and recruiting industries. As the Chief Operating Officer and one of the founders of Versique, Chris is responsible for guiding the overall internal recruitment and training strategies, including expansion into new divisions, and managing the overall operational functions. He is also involved in business development and is actively involved in Versique’s volunteer committee, which focuses on giving back to the community. Chris is a member of Allied Executives, a peer-to-peer membership organization for CEO’s and business owners. He is a graduate of Bethel University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and has an MBA in Marketing Management from University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management.