Your service teams work hard and sometimes put up with a lot. Let them know how much you appreciate them with these simple ideas.
Your employees work hard to meet deadlines and accomplish goals, and your customer service team is on the front lines of building your brand. When your employees feel appreciated, they’ll also feel that their work is valued—and they’ll want to continue working hard for you. Here are five ways to thank your employees and keep them engaged in the office.
Upgrade the Office
Much of your staff likely works long hours in the office. You can thank them for their effort by making the space more comfortable. For example, upgrade to ergonomic chairs to make sitting less painful. Replace the old coffee maker to a more modern machine. Or consider placing a sofa or armchair in the break room so your team can relax during lunch.
Provide Time Off
Your team will appreciate some extra time off, especially if they had to stay in the office longer to meet a deadline. Consider closing a bit early one afternoon and letting everyone go home. If the business needs to stay open, stagger the time off throughout a week so employees can enjoy their free time.
Offer Free Meals
Food is something that appeals to almost everyone. Pay for breakfast or lunch to be delivered and enjoyed by your team. You can also invite the staff to free lunch at a nearby restaurant. Dinner after work is also an option if your time is limited during the day.
Allow Casual Dress
Instead of “Casual Fridays,” make it an entire week. Doing so will help your staff feel more relaxed and comfortable in the workplace. You can also make it more interesting by promoting themed days, such as a Sports Day or Wacky Outfit Day. These ideas will keep the environment light-hearted and fun.
Your team may want to let off some steam after working hard. You can host a group outing to have fun and promote team-building. For example, reserve a few lanes at your local bowling alley and see which department gets the best score. If your team is more into mindfulness, bring in a yoga instructor for a session, or have the company volunteer at a local animal shelter. Your employees will enjoy doing something different during the work day.
There are many ways to show appreciation to your customer service staff. Consider their interests and what they enjoy doing. When you thank them for their work, they will feel like a valued member of the team and want to continue being a part of the company.