10 Lessons From Basketball For Teams In The Workplace

Our University’s Men’s Basketball Team, the UP Fighting Maroons, after 32 long years, made it to the finals match of UAAP Season 81. They didn’t win, but bringing the team to the finals is big deal for all of us from UP.

Anyhow…
Come to think of it, basketball and workplace teams – be it an HR Team or Operations/Project Team – share many similarities when it comes to success parameters.

So, let’s get started. Game!

The Art of saying “Thank You” in the Workplace

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?

Here’s something to help start your week on the bright side!

One of my first assignments as an HR practitioner was to arrange a “Thank You Day” where the leaders will go around to say “Thank You” to their staff and give them doughnuts.

It was a major hit…

…for ONE DAY.

”Happiness” died down the day after.
Engagement survey came around a few days later. The scores remained low.

They scratched their heads wondering why the doughnut event did not positively impact engagement scores. I scratched mine wondering they thought it would…

Do you have a similar experience? Would you like to share what happened?

Please read on for more on The Art of Saying Thank You in the Workplace.