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Why Employee Celebration Is important

Posted by Michele Williams on Nov 20, 2018 9:30:00 AM

What Does Celebrating Together Really Mean?

Of course the first thing we think of is a party, or some kind of formal team building event, maybe cheering for our Scribe of the Month (SOTM) or our Support Team of the Month.  Those are no-brainers in celebrating together and we sure do those well! Plus, when it comes to showing weekly appreciation, no one does donuts in the break room better! But is that all celebrating together means -donuts and single appreciation?


Why Is Showing Appreciation Important?matt-jones-42954-unsplash

In the hustle and bustle of our job it can sometimes be easy to overlook or forget to thank people for the little things leading to a culture of thanklessness or under-appreciation. Studies show that 70 percent of participants were happier at home when recognized at work! Wow, who knew that appreciation at work would impact someone’s home life?  That means that something as small as an appreciation note can make a significant impact.



Let’s Dig Deeper

For anyone who has spent some time in our Support Team offices you will be familiar with the Thank You note initiative. On our journey of learning how to appreciate and celebrate the little things, we have started integrating Thank You Notes into our culture.giulia-bertelli-94303-unsplash



 Why Handwritten Thank You Notes?


Outward expressions of appreciate are at the very core of our company values whether it is employee or client appreciation we strive to do it on a daily/weekly/monthly basis. Taking the time to handwrite a thank you is impactful and meaningful no matter the employee level because it not only shows that you took the time to think about what you wanted to say but, in an age of tech, you took the care to write it down.

“I know for me a thank you card I received just last month from Candiss (based in Florida) literally made my week – thank you for the thank you Candiss!  It just makes you aware that someone appreciates you (and your work/attitude, etc) and puts an extra skip in your step (at least for a few days). I encourage everyone to put this into practice for their personal and professional life and see what that does long term for you and the relationships with the recipients.  Who knows – maybe you will start a new trend where thanks you’s don’t come through a text,” said Michele Roatché Williams, Director of Ops Support (Staffing & Scheduling).


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When you boil it down to what it REALLY means to celebrate together it comes down to “always making the person next to you look good”.  It’s pretty simple - if they look good then you look good. When I first started with this company, unlike many others, I was well into my professional career and “making others look good” was a foreign concept to me.  In the classroom, on the sports field, and at work it was all the same in my mind – do what it takes to win. Always win and whatever other people do… well that is up to them. Remember, that old coach saying, “There is no “i” in Team”?  Yeah, there really is something to that. Celebrating what others do by recognizing them, ensuring they get credit, and sometimes setting others up to be the center of attention, it all comes back ten-fold. When everyone around you also succeeds then the whole game elevates.  Not just yours. So it comes down to one simple question. Do you want to live/work in a hospital or office where you are the only superstar? I hope the answer is no because you would miss tons of growth opportunities. Let me clue you in… if the whole company is thriving so will you!  Financially, sure but more importantly you will thrive developmentally and enjoy your job more – it all ties together.




Recap Time!

When you take the time to recognize others (for even the small things) and make an outward expression of appreciation you can single handedly change someone’s day, increase yours and their job satisfaction, and elevate your company! For me celebrating with our team and celebrating our talents and accomplishments keeps me coming to work, focused on doing everything I can every day to ensure our scribes, our providers and our clients have the staff and schedules that let them do what they do best – serve our community.  










How Can You Start Celebrating Together?

So think about “What can you celebrate today?” and go celebrate – in all of the many ways whether it be spotlighting others accomplishments, writing a thank you note or grabbing a piece of that cookie cake make sure that you celebrate not just the big accomplishments but recognize the small things! Now get out there and start appreciating others.

*Edited and co-written by Peggy Fredrickson  

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