Celebrating milestones is an excellent way to energize and engage your team. Done on a regular cadence, this process becomes a ritual-like behavior that connects the team.
A milestone is a significant event for the team or a member of the team. The milestones can be a mixture of team-related accomplishments as well as personal experiences.
Taking time to recognize and celebrate these special moments in the lives of your team members demonstrates that you care about them as people. Team members who are bonded with their team are more likely to be engaged and retained.
An excellent way to create this is to gather a small team who will design and implement this based on feedback from the entire team. Involving others will increase the creativity of ideas and ensure that the celebrations match the expectations and desires of your team.
About the Author: Leigh Ann Rodgers, Founder of Better Teams and the Forward, community, is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator with 20 years of experience in the human development field. Leigh Ann is a skilled meeting facilitator, trainer, and coach working across the globe to help leaders cultivate teams that are happy and high-performing.
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