First choose a co-worker you want to give a boost. Someone who deserves it or maybe a person who could really use it.
Grab a piece of paper, and write “Things we appreciate about John Miller” (Or whatever his/her name is) at the top. Then write one thing you appreciate about John and sign your name underneath. Pass it on to another co-worker with instructions to do the same and pass it on.
Do all of this without John noticing – which can be kinda fun in itself.
When everyone has written one thing they appreciate about John, it’s time to give the paper to him. Here are some ways to do it:
- Tack it to his PC screen when he’s not looking and let him find it there.
- Hang it on the department bulletin board for everyone to see.
- Go wild and let the whole department/team show up and hand it over to John in an improvised ceremony that could even include balloons, a song and a speech or two.
You could also arrange the writing thing via email, but handwriting on paper has a nice personal touch.
The Chief Happiness Officer’s monday tips are simple, easy, fun things you can do to make yourself and others happy at work and get the work-week off to a great start. Something everyone can do in five minutes, tops. When you try it, write a comment here to tell me how it went.