This Saturday 17th Feb, its National Random Acts of Kindness day, so to celebrate, we’ve taken a look at how we can go the extra mile to make our co-workers and colleagues feel happier at work.
- Bring in homemade cookies
Do you enjoy doing a little baking at the weekend? Why not bake double your usual amount and bring them in to work on Monday to surprise the office. Say goodbye to blue Mondays!
- Take the furthest away parking spot
Depending on how big your office car park is, take one for the team and park in the furthest away parking spot to let your co-workers have the closer spots. They’ll appreciate it more than you think, and you’ll also squeeze in a little exercise whilst you’re at it.
- Show your appreciation
No matter how big or small, showing your appreciation can go a long way.
Be sure to thank your colleagues for taking the time to do something for you, whether that’s holding open a door or offering to assist you in meeting a deadline.
This could even include your managers and senior members of staff who sometimes don’t get the praise or thanks they deserve. Tell a manager how much you appreciate their help on a day to day basis and ask if there is anything you can do to help them in return.
- Treat your team
Have your team been performing great lately? Or do they need a little motivation? Either way, bringing in treats will be sure to boost their morale. Some ideas could be calling at Starbucks or McDonalds on the way to the office on a Friday morning, or it could be as simple as bringing in a pack of chocolate digestives to share with your team and dunk in their brews. You can’t beat a brew and biscuit on a cold winter’s day.
- Coffee, coffee, coffee
Everyone needs a pick-me-up in the afternoon, so why not offer to make a co-worker a brew? This is always appreciated but even more so if they’re really busy and look like they’re in need of a break.
- Let the world know how amazing your co-workers are
LinkedIn gives you a great opportunity to give your work colleagues a boost. Use the recommendation button on their profile to tell their LinkedIn network why you think they are great at what they do.
- Spread some motivation
Leave a post it note on your co-workers desk with a motivational saying or quote, or send them a motivational meme, to help boost their mood when they arrive in the office.We hope this gives you some inspiration to make your workplace that little bit happier ahead of National Random Acts of Kindness day 2018. We’d love to hear your ideas on other ways to help your colleagues and co-workers. Let us know by tweeting us or posting on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages!