Why Celebrate?

UnknownWe don’t take enough time to celebrate the efforts of our team and our staff.  Many of us, as we draw closer to the end of the year, are already thinking about next year when we should be taking some time to stop what we’re doing and CELEBRATE.

Oprah Winfrey said, “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

This is true both personally and in the workplace.

Today I want to share a portion of an article from Brenda Bence where she talks about 10 reasons why we should celebrate:

#1) Celebration reminds you of the goal you set and why you set it in the first place.

#2) Celebration reminds you that a good, focused, goal-setting process works.

#3)  Celebration motivates your team to continue delivering good work.

#4)  Celebration unifies the team around a positive outcome.

#5)  Celebration reminds the team that they work for a winning organization.

#6)  Celebration forces you and your team to concentrate on the positive rather than the negative.

#7)  Celebration builds momentum for you and your team.

#8)  Celebration gets you away from mundane day-today tasks.

#9)  Celebration allows you to connect with colleagues and coworkers in a way that is not just work-related.

#10) Celebration allows you to reward specific employees.

Bence finishes the article by saying, “As a leader, it’s your job to keep your team motivated toward their own growth as well as toward the common goal of growing and building the company.  Celebrating wins is a great way to do both…”

Instead of being so preoccupied with the future and “what’s next”, take some time to celebrate this year.  Celebrate what you and your team have accomplished and celebrate the mission and vision of what it is you’re all about!

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