Appreciating Our Team for the Holidays
What is it about the holidays that it just makes us all warm and fuzzy on the inside? Maybe it’s the decorations, it most definitely always has something to do with the food, and if you partake, we can’t help but assume that a glass of bubbles or egg nog would indeed warm you from the inside out.
We already talked about this, this year. Here at Valley Windows, we’re grateful, we’re excited, we’re ready for next year. But gratitude is the word that we want to focus on today, and it’s gratitude about one particular and valuable piece of our company – our team.
We don’t mean to brag, but we’re going to go ahead and do it anyway. We swear that we have the best team on the planet. Our teammates continue to dedicate themselves to bringing you a better view through our premium windows and doors. That’s not an easy feat as we work in a changing market with new trends and innovations each and every day. Which, by the way, we love. There is no reason why a window or a door should only have a single option. Your home is just as unique as you and our products are just as unique as our teammates.
We like to think of it as a recipe. Each ingredient, no matter how big or how small, plays a truly important role. The recipe is only successful if every ingredient shows up. Our teammates show up each and every day and they do it with passion.
We think that companies should advocate for and celebrate their teammates all-year-round, but it bears reminding as we close out 2019. Here are a couple of ways that we recommend that you could put a smile on your teammates’ faces:
1. Put together a “Secret Santa.” It doesn’t have to be Santa-esque, but these can have the added bonus of letting your employees get to know each other on a personal basis. Send out questionnaires to determine favourite colours, experiences, foods and more.
2. Bring in festive treats. It’s no secret that we work better if we are full and fed and there’s a cathartic aspect to snacks associated with the holidays. Put a smile on your employees’ faces by bringing in sugar and salt to greet them at the beginning of the day.
3. Set aside money at the beginning of the year for a holiday party. It doesn’t have to be big or grandiose. It can be as simple as a happy hour at the end of the week or an outing to a local business. All that matters is that it’s a way for your employees to get together, let off some steam, celebrate the big wins and enjoy each other’s company. Believe us, they’ll appreciate it.
4. Have some small company gifts ready for the last day before your employees take off for the holidays. This can be a minimal investment and a really great way to tout your company’s name and brand.
Questions? Let the Valley Windows team know.