Are your team members happy with their co-workers or is there a lot of nagging and complaining about "others" not pulling their weight?
Here is a small exercise that you can do easily (at close to zero cost) that can make your team members see each other in a new light.
Create a stack of cards with one card per each team members name on it - then give one pack of cards to each team member.
Ask them to write something positive about each person on the card of the person.
Collect all cards - sort them into new stacks - one stack per name.
Have a gathering and give out the stacks to each person.
We will do this at our Valentines "swedish fika" (https://youtu.be/GjXT93nr1Qs)
Enjoy reading your colleagues comments about yourself and look at the smiles of appreciation as your co-workers read theirs.
Remember to include the boss and everyone should write something good about themselves.
We are doing this on Valentines day for the Vienna House Czech Republic Commercial team (ca 30 people) and I'm really looking forward to seeing the smiles & appreciation faces (and read my positive feed backs).
Our Food & Beverage team did it last week with great result.
So, go ahead appreciate your team this February.
Appreciation of others and ourselves is extremely important for our overall well- being and happiness.
My passions are managing and improving the results of hotels through employee centered processes. My motto: "Put your employees first and the rest will follow. Don't just say it - show it through the actions that you take".