SupportBiz presents four ideas for managers in small organisations to offer motivating thank-you notes to their team players.
It is a good idea to present employees with thank-you notes on special occasions like the anniversary of the firm, or during the New Year celebration, or an office party to celebrate some significant achievement. Alternatively, a manager can also keep track of the birthdays and anniversaries of his/her team members, and offer thank-you notes to them on these occasions.
If an employee makes a valuable innovation that saves the firm a significant amount of expenditure, time or effort, a thank-you note is called for. Similarly, if an employee points out a significant opportunity for growth to the firm, or makes use of such an opportunity for the firm’s benefit, a thank-you note becomes essential. Also, employees who help the firm develop new processes or meeting significant challenges innovatively should also be rewarded with a thank-you note.
Whenever a manager notices an employee exhibiting a keen team spirit, it is good to award a thank-you note to him/her. For instance, if an employee gives a new joinee exceptional help in learning the ropes, notices an issue and resolves it before it becomes a full-blown problem, or is ready to guide his other team members for the benefit of the firm, he/she deserves a thank-you note.
Sometimes employees exhibit exceptional performance, going above and beyond their call of duty to save a certain situation, achieve a project deadline, or to get an order. It would be great if the concerned managers can reward such outstanding performers with thank-you notes, mentioning the valuable contribution they have made to the firm.