Seems like a late Labor Day this year not that I want summer to end. Although it was ONE HOT SUMMER! I was thinking what does Labor Day really mean and does the way we celebrate it coincide with the meaning. We’re grillin, swimming, drinkin, playin, dancin, picnicin and more……
I looked it up. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Happy Labor Day to all who do contribute to the well-being of this country.
Speaking of labor, maybe it’s time for you to thank everyone who works for or with you for a job well done. Since strength and prosperity are the two contributing factors why not look for those two attributes in your staff. When your staff prospers you will prosper, when your staff is strong it will reflect your reputation in the community.
This weekend….when you are
Grillin – turn up the heat on staff appreciation
So when you drinkin-make sure your staff has enough break time of enjoy a refreshing ice tea
So when you are swimin – give your staff the ability to swim with the sharks and take risks
So when you are playin – create a team atmosphere so your staff enjoys time together
So when you are dancin – dance like know one is watching – encourage your staff to provide a over the top performance for your customers even when you are not there
So picnicking – I’m a big believer is sharing food together, host staff luncheons or breakfasts just to get together and get to know each other better or maybe have a speaker use it as an educational experience.
Hopefully this Labor Day you will be reminded of your own personal Labor of Love!
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