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Do This, Not That: Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day falls on a Friday! It's the perfect day to plan something a little out of the ordinary. Do you host an off campus event? What about spot awards or a fun peer to peer recognition activity? How about some extra time off or a breakfast treat? 
While all of these are great gestures for a Friday appreciation event, we think the following ideas may spark some new thoughts for you and your team! Friday, March 3 is the big day, so we've included some scenarios for "what to do" and "what not to do" on employee appreciation day. Take some time to go out of your way and do something nice for a colleague who deserves it.

#1) Do This: Deliver early morning coffee...or an ice cream treat.  

#1) Not That: Prank coworkers by spilling their source of caffeine.  
#2) Do This:
 Have some fun and be a little silly.
#2) Not That: Create a mess that has to be cleaned up.  
#3) Do This:
Surprise a hard-working coworker with an amazing gift.
#3) Not That:
Throw presents at coworkers in the parking lot.


#4) Do This: Play in a fun, non-competitive sporting event.

#4) Not That: Attempt some celebrity karate moves on the office walls.  

#5) Do This: High five for a job well done!
#5) Not That:
Give hugs like a football tackle.
At Awards Network we believe in recognizing your employees on a daily basis. Whether it be through an employee incentive program or just a simple gesture of kindness; a little can go a long way!

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