In times of tight budgets, busy schedules, or expanding waistlines, it can seem easier to skip office birthday celebrations than endure another afternoon in the company break room eating frosting-covered, chocolate-flavored cardboard.
Not only that, but she makes an extremely compelling case to do something fun and unique for employees’ birthdays.
“Expected rewards narrow our perspective, our recognition of possibilities, and even makes the results worse than when no reward is promised [...] The traditional cake-and-singing birthday cake for each person makes it so similar that it’s an event ripe for comparison, which usually ends up with people feeling bad.”
So, in the spirit of Quantum Workplace’s own 15th birthday this year, here’s a primer on unique, fun, and motivating birthday celebrations. Don’t have a birthday coming up? Check out how to have fun at work.
Use these questions to come up with celebration ideas catered to your employees:
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