Feeling happy is fantastic, but what makes you feel happy? Is it a hobby or the sight of your children accomplishing something? Maybe, it is a peaceful cup of coffee and a book on a sunny day? Many things can make us feel happy; however, life can sometimes bring challenges that make happiness difficult.
The global pandemic has had a massive impact on the way we work, live, and play. Remote working, homeschooling, lockdowns, and cold winter days have left many people feeling worn out. As things start to ease off, it has never been a better time to celebrate International Happiness Day.
International Day of Happiness 2021
International Day of Happiness 2021 will be observed on Saturday, March 20th. The United Nations introduced this annual international celebration in 2013 to raise awareness that happiness and well-being can be major drivers of progress for both businesses and the economy.
Numerous studies have shown a positive relationship between employee happiness and productivity. One way to create a happy workplace to let your employees know that you appreciate their efforts. This goes beyond half-hearted quarterly emails from the CEO. Employees want to feel that their work has a positive impact on the business. So it makes sense to create meaningful recognition programs that acknowledge them and highlight the impact they have on the business.
Ways To Promote Happiness At Work
Here at Terryberry, we understand the importance of happy staff and have introduced many different ways to celebrate individual and team achievements. Below you can find some ways that we promote happiness within our company. Feel free to introduce some of them to your employees, as they have the power to create a very positive workplace environment.
- Meaningful Company-Wide Communication – Every quarter, we send out an all-company newsletter to our employees, which showcases positive customer feedback and employee recognition moments. Also, we encourage team leaders and members to give recognition during team meetings. Both of these methods are pandemic proof, as they can be delivered remotely —no matter where your team is working from.
- Wellness Challenges – Remote working brought many challenges (and many opportunities) to foster collaboration and create positive new habits. We have introduced a number of individual and team challenges that promote mindfulness, teamwork, leadership, and community work. These challenges have allowed our employees to work together, have fun, and make essential contributions to the business, local communities, and the environment.
- Recognition Programs – Here at Terryberry, we utilize our 360 Recognition Platform to acknowledge employee work anniversaries and deliver special performance awards. This system can be accessed from anywhere and gives us the opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the great work our employees are doing. Employees that have reached important milestones or delivered exceptional service have the chance to choose from a wide range of rewards that will bring a touch more happiness into their lives.
Do You Want To Promote Happiness In Your Workplace?
The team at Terryberry has been supporting businesses to promote happiness and recognition within the workplace throughout the pandemic. We have developed our highly effective 360 Recognition Platform that you can tailor to meet your business’s exact needs. In addition, we can help create Service Award Programs and Workplace Wellness Challenges designed to promote happiness and employee well-being.
Contact us today to see how we can help make your workplace a happier place.