Decorating the workplace for Employee Appreciation Week is a wise way to raise morale. It also show the employees that you and the management team appreciate and value their efforts throughout the year. Giving the decorations a personal touch enables each employee to feel valued no matter how far down on the totem pole his position is.
Things You'll Need
- Red rug
- Wreath with banner
- Poster board
- Colored markers
- Construction paper in assorted colors
- Cellophane tape or glue
- Self-adhesive notes
- Goody bags filled with treats
- Helium balloons with streamers
- Tablecloths and place settings or paper plates
- Gift certificates (optional)
Place a long, rectangle shaped red rug or a piece of carpeting near the employee entranceway. This indicates to the employees that royal treatment is in store for them.
Hang a wreath on the entrance door to the workplace with a banner that says, "We value you in our company!" or something similar.
Draw a tree trunk with limbs on a poster board with a brown marker. Write each employee's name on an apple shape cut out of red construction paper. Add two or three of his most valuable attributes in writing on the apple or three positive quotes from management about the employee. Tape the apples to the tree, and after Employee Appreciation week is over, place the apples in the appropriate mailboxes for the employees.
Place self-adhesive notes on the mirror above each sink in the employee restroom. Write on the note with a colorful marker, "You are looking at a valued member of our company and we appreciate you."
Fill a goody bag with individually wrapped candies, microwaveable popcorn or other treats. Attach a helium balloon with a streamer to each bag and set one on each employee's desk to give the area a festive look.
Print out "Best..." certificates to line a hallway in the office that employees travel through during the day. Create a certificate for each individual employee. For instance, use "Best smile," "Best response time," "Best telephone voice" or "Best under pressure." Tape or glue the certificates to brightly colored construction paper to add color and draw attention to the artwork.
Serve coffee, brunch or another meal on a table covered with a brightly colored tablecloth or a plain, white one for a more formal look. Add fancy place settings or use silver or gold-colored paper plates to add an elegant look.
Tips & Warnings
- If the budget allows, give each employee a gas, grocery or discount store gift certificate in their goody bags.
- Tie helium balloons with streamers to potted plants, in corners, onto chair backs or other areas throughout the office to give it a lighthearted atmosphere.
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