G.R.E.A.T.TM Appreciation Events
Appreciation events fall on a continuum – boring and stale to exciting and innovative.
Your people deserve an event that communicates just how much they are valued and appreciated, from the invite to the event itself. (No one was ever inspired by slab cakes from Costco, long corporate speeches, slide decks covered in bullet points, or conference rooms that smell like gym socks.)
What if we told you that you could have this instead … an event where:
- Attendees count down the days towards this invigorating and culture-defining ritual
- Anyone not going to experience major FOMO
- Your team talks about it for days (even years) afterward (at work, at home, at community functions, even at uncle Bob’s 70th birthday)
- It’s so buzz-worthy that when people hear about it outside the organization, they say, “I have to work there!”
Don’t think this is possible, at least not without the budget of the Oscars? Oh, we dare to disagree!
We help organizations that want to leverage appreciation events to reinforce a recognition-rich, people-first culture through creative solutions that tap into the ways people most want to be appreciated.
We help you stop:
- Wasting your budget on the things that no one cares about
- Guessing what attendees want and need
- Repeating the same tired events that take your time and effort without any return
- Searching for speakers and strategies to “fill” the time
- Hoping people show up (or, worse, begging them to)
We help you start:
- Using the event as a way to reinforce the exponential power of recognition
- Recruiting top talent who are hungry to work for you
- Increasing retention of your most valuable contributors
- Building a sense of community and meaningful connection
- Leveraging events as a strategic way to build organizational engagement
To be clear, we are not event planners. We are recognition experts who know how to help you leverage appreciation events – long service awards, milestone celebrations, end or beginning-of-year retreats – as a key opportunity to reinforce your people-centric culture.
If you desire a Hall-of-Fame, Player-of-the-Year, J-Lo-quality-half-time-at-the-Super-Bowl, let’s talk!
“There are two things people want more than sex and money: recognition and praise.”
– Mary Kay Ash
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