I Coach Managers

What does Christopher Plummer and your employees have in common?

When I heard Christopher Plummer describing how he felt when he finally received an Oscar, I immediately thought of the importance of acknowledgment in the work place. Is someone in your team overdue for an AWARD?

If these actors and actresses that get constant proof of adulation (even if they have all the money and the fame in the world) appreciate getting an award so much, imagine what it would represent for the employees in your company.

So why not create an Award Ceremony at work?

It could be as big or as small as you want it to be. With the technology today it’s easy to organize the voting process and it could be the perfect way to introduce a bit of fun in the workplace. Time to celebrate!

It could be based on whatever factors you believe would make the biggest difference for the objective you want to achieve.

What if you would like to reinforce the core values that you have set for the company? You could ask for nominations for the person that best personifies each of these values. Imagine handing an award to the most creative person of the company, or the most positive person…How fun and inspiring would that be for everyone!

So go ahead, take control and implement it for your own department. As a manager you have the right to initiate, you don’t need permission from anyone, be brave, be bold and be above average.

Why not start a new trend? You might even win an award for it!

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  1. Igor Stravinsky: “I remember being handed a score composed by Mozart at the age of eleven. What could I say I felt like de Kooning, who was asked to comment on a certain abstract painting, and answered in the negative. He was then told it was the work of a celebrated monkey. ‘That’s different. For a monkey, it’s terrific.'”

  2. admin said:

    Thank you! I do agree that we need to take into consideration the capacity of the employee in order to determine if the end result in worthy of an award.