February

By: www.BusinessClassInc.com

February Calendar

On this calendar are a few reminders plus several opportunities to reduce stress and boost morale, engagement, productivity and performance.

But I must point out that while fun and games can boost all of the above, it can be just like a sugar high, ready for a crash.

The foundation of good morale and productivity is hiring the right people.  Yes – don’t hire grumps.  And the people must have clear roles, responsibilities, expectations and goals.  And they must receive training and coaching which includes feedback, direction, support and recognition from a trusted manager or coach.

If these are in place, good for you.  Celebrations and nonsense will serve to reduce stress and create laughter – which can often close the distance between people.

If goals, roles, responsibilities, etc are NOT in place,  go ahead and use some of these ideas if you’d like and then get started right away with some of the other resources on this site that will help you get your roles and goals clear and get everyone headed in the right direction.

Warning: If you choose to do any of these things, you may feel like a fool. Your teammates may roll their eyes. But they will laugh too. And that will lighten the load, break the tension and maybe even bring people closer together. Not just today – but down the road as they think about or talk about the day that ___________ (fill in the blank).

P.S.  Many of these are also excellent marketing and public relations opportunities.

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List of links for your convenience:

American Heart Month

Doing Business with Heart Month

2 – Groundhog Day

6 – Babe Ruth’s Birthday

7 – Wear Red Day

10 – Clean Out Your Computer Day

12 – Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

14 – Valentine’s Day

17 - Do a Grouch a Favor Day

17 – Random Acts of Kindness Day

17 – Presidents Day

20 – Hoodie Hoo Day

22 – George Washington’s Birthday

24 – Academy Awards

27 – Polar Bear Day – meeting idea!

27 – No Brainer Day

27 – National Chili Day

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