Tuesday, April 21, 2009

spt



"gifting" my coworkers is something i believe to be very important. as a manager in the service industry, i wear many hats: leader, motivator, trainer, coach, guidance counselor, friend... the key to our success at this hotel is engaging all of our 25 employees in the fun and chaos that is the hotel industry.



we have *mailboxes* for each employee that we use for distributing important information: our monthly newsletter, "way-to-go" messages, treats and candy. anything goes, really. the key is to keep up with it... nothing is more depressing than an empty *mailbox!* (as you can see, i have some work to do today!)

i am going to write a little handwritten note to each employee today. something that say "keep it up!" "i appreciate you!" "thanks for spending extra time in the laundry room yesterday!" personal notes are my favorite kind of Good Mail. i'm so happy to be able to share that with my team!

(don't you think it's funny that we call ourselves "the gators?" no surprise where that nickname came from...)

17 comments:

jenn said...

i love good mail...snail mail...hand written notes! and to get them from your boss, that would be cool!

rebekah said...

as an employee, i can tell you're an awesome boss -- friendly and fun, but with strong expectations that you are ready to help your team meet. that is so key.

Bahama Shores Mama said...

good mail is the best.......a handwritten praise with a little chocolate paired up always went a LONG way with me!

Jill said...

What a great idea!

patsy said...

YOU are the best boss ever!!!

I wonder if I could incorporate that with my team... at home?

such a GREAT idea!!!

vgsmom said...

Can I work for you? I could use a little "good job" note. Great gifting.

Marie said...

Okay, you might be the best boss ever!

MaryRC said...

no doubt, you're a rockin boss..!

Chris said...

I love it, and love that you are the gators. We had long discussions with our kids as we drove south. They had serious fears of being eaten by a gator.
:-)

amy m said...

everyone loves to be recognized. What a fabulous idea.

Courtney said...

appreciation for a job well done...what a great manager you must be! I love this!

Lene said...

I saw this and immediately thought how I need to use this in at my job...as a Mom.

Kiersten said...

Seriously, you sound like the best boss! :~)

Date Girl said...

Aww, I wanna work for you, what a nice boss!

Shawna said...

I think I might have to try this at my office. It lifts your spirts when you get a little something each day. Way to go!

Kim Sue said...

that's the best...I bet everyone of them feel good when they get their little handwritten "way to go" note!

Natasha said...

This is a great idea. My employees would appreciate that too.