Valentine’s Day is devoted to expressing love, appreciation and affection for others. Those ‘others’ do not have to be limited to romantic partners. Valentine’s Day can be a fun opportunity to express your appreciation for those you work with every day. Here are a few simple things you can do today to share the love –
Place a “secret admirer” Starbucks card on your colleague’s desk thanking them for work well done.
Write a surprise LinkedIn testimonial to recognize a co-worker.
Take to lunch a behind-the-scenes, under-appreciated, hard worker.
Volunteer to come in early or stay late tomorrow for a deserving team member.
Write a profile on a superstar and post on the company intranet
Leave pink post-it notes on desks with short messages like: Awesome Colleague, Hard Worker, Fearless Intensity, Super-Duper, Rock Star…
Fill a fishbowl with heart-shaped “share the love” coupons you create that offer little perks like (each team member gets to pick one):
End your day 15 minutes early
Ask me for a Godiva chocolate
Extend your lunch hour
Take a lunch hour yoga class
Whatever the gesture may be for you – simply do it. Nothing feels as good as sharing the love.
Mari Pat Varga is an author, communication coach, business thinking partner, speaker and trainer.
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