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It’s OK to Celebrate at Work September 7, 2012

Posted by Jack Macholl in Communications, Internal communications, Marketing Planning, Uncategorized.
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People celebrating in-person, old school

In recent years internal communication has become a more prominent issue, particularly as people can now work from virtually anywhere with cloud computing and lightning fast electronics. Today it is critical to look at  expenses, leverage time and seek efficiency at every turn. We use Web-X, newsletters, text, e-mail, Skype, Google hangouts all seeking quick impact with minimal outlay.

The thing to consider is human celebration. Many projects have enormous scope and require months and in some cases years of intense human interaction to achieve milestones. One thing we appear to have lost in the fast track 21st century world is stepping back and taking time to acknowledge or celebrate accomplishments with colleagues and vendors. Yes, spending time in-person is time-consuming and has a cost, but consider the upside or “benefit” of learning more about one another, sharing some experiences or simply just unwinding and having a few laughs.

What are you doing to celebrate victories at work?   Let’s talk about what’s working.

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1. Avid Follower - September 7, 2012

I think in leaner economic times the “extras” are the first to get pulled from project budgets. In the example of our organization, why would we spend funds on celebrations and incentives when we’re spending millions off the principal of our endowment every month? I think everyone understands the importance of team building and growing interpersonal relationships with your colleagues, espcially in this time of technology over-use. Unfortunately when you budget for a project executive leadership doesn’t like to see “fluffy” expenditures- as valuable as they may be on a personal and personnel level.

Jack Macholl - September 7, 2012

Good point, it’s difficult to balance change management/morale with lean economic times. True, “fluff” although often viewed as such can mean a great deal to people who need acknowledgement-it’s a difficult balancing act.


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