In a society where we spend more time at work than we do in our own homes, it’s important to create an office environment where everyone can excel not only as an individual, but also as part of a team. From building relationships with your coworkers to establishing key connections with journalists and clients alike, communication is vital to our daily routine. During my career at SSPR, I’ve learned that even the smallest “thank you” can go a long way.
Creating a Team-like Atmosphere
Every employee should be working with the company’s goal in mind. Whether this goal is growth, acquisition or client retention, we all play an important role in seeing that through. However, one person can’t do it alone. It requires a group of inspired, creative and kick-ass employees to get the job done. We all bring unique qualities and different strengths to the table, so instead of focusing on what someone is lacking, concentrate on where they excel. For example, if your officemate is particularly skilled with grammar and spelling, have them review your work before sending it out and thank them for doing so. Without them, you may have sent out that email with a few typos! By working together and utilizing each other’s strengths, we’re building a stronger team. By acknowledging each other’s skills, we’re creating a winning atmosphere.
Showing Value and Appreciation
Our desire to be needed results in more than just feeling good. It’s a common motivator and vital to our wellbeing. Statistically, 9 out of 10 employees who feel valued will perform to their best ability. Send a quick email highlighting a coworker’s success and how it contributed to the overall accomplishment of a project. Not only will they begin to feel like a treasured part of the team, but their desire to continue performing at an elevated level will increase.
Building an Unbreakable Bond
Here at SSPR, we are proud of the connections and relationships we’ve built not only in each office, but across all locations as a cohesive whole. By recognizing each other’s hard work and continuing to praise one another, we’ve built an arsenal of PR professionals who double as friends and mentors. It’s often easier to say nothing than to risk saying something the wrong way. However, don’t let good deeds and even better people go unnoticed.
Thank your coworker today!