“Celebrate what’s good in life” is a motto that we at Edible® live by every day, and although we’re all busy with meetings, long days, and putting in hard work, we recognize that it’s SO important to take a step back and celebrate each other. Our Chief Human Resources Officer, Ed Welsh shares below why taking a few minutes to recognize your team or even spending an afternoon enjoying fun, games, and food is crucial for success.
Encourages Team Building
Company-wide celebrations are a great opportunity to get everyone together in one place, and where each team member can really get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere. This builds a sense of togetherness and relationships that’ll drive success. Trust, loyalty, honesty, and integrity, are all core characteristics exhibited by successful teams. Company-wide celebrations offer the perfect environment for these characteristics to grow!
“It was a great opportunity for people to connect with those that they may not see on a regular basis, which helps to build the internal culture and connection. The excitement around the event was high and people were re-energized. Besides, who doesn’t like chocolate covered fruit in the middle of the afternoon? we set up different game stations that encouraged our team members to get involved and get to know each other. We even put together a scavenger hunt with some SWEET prizes. Even the simplest of games are great team builders!” – Ed Welsh, Chief Human Resources Officer
Hosting company-wide celebrations is just one way to show your appreciation for what your team does. This feeling of recognition makes for happier and committed employees who are passionate about their work. Team celebrations rejuvenate their senses, refresh their mindsets, and raise company morale.
“Our Summer Celebration was a way for us as a company to celebrate and show appreciation for the hard work our employees put in every day. Employees spend a lot of time at work, and it’s not uncommon for leaders to focus on the things that aren’t working; showing your employees you appreciate them reminds them that the work they are doing is valued, appreciated and needed.” – Ed Welsh, Chief Human Resources Officer
Fires Up Motivation
An occasional break from everyday routine and the opportunity to mingle with team members can boost motivation for many employees. Celebrating accomplishments as a group is a great motivator to continue working towards success! A break in routine helps everyone recharge and refuel so they return energized, focused, and ready to tackle future projects.
“The Celebration was about getting away from your desk, spending time outside with your co-workers, enjoying good food, music and games and appreciating each other for what you bring to the company.“ -Ed Welsh, Chief Human Resources Officer
While simple acts of appreciation are great steps along the way, gathering on a regular basis can make a positive impact while creating memories that last for years to come. Don’t forget to capture those memories by snapping a few photos! They’ll make for some great laughs and fond anecdotes down the road.
“Capturing these moments help us reminisce these experiences down the road. Not to mention, we love sharing these photos with new members of our team to give them an inside look into Life at Edible.” – Ed Welsh, Chief Human Resources Officer
Results in a SWEET company culture with passionate AND happy employees!
It’s true! Employees working at companies with great company culture are happier, have more fun, are more dedicated, and are passionate about their work. By regularly celebrating your team, you’ll inspire your employees to build a SWEET company culture that’ll in turn, motivate them to accomplish whatever they’re setting their minds to!
“Whether you do individual celebrations like birthday or anniversary or you do a larger company celebration, it gets people excited and reminds them that they are part of something bigger. Celebrations help to build teams, increase morale and create a fun work environment, which in turn, drives employee and customer satisfaction.” – Ed Welsh, Chief Human Resources Officer