While Memorial Day Weekend is celebrated as a kickoff to summer, it’s important for managers and executives to find a way to honor the holiday’s significance in the workplace.
Odds are good that someone in your organization has lost someone in the service of our country – be it a grandparent they never got to meet, or a close friend, relative or neighbor who made the greatest sacrifice.
So how do we acknowledge this in the workplace in a way that is honorable and authentic?
In my research of this topic, I came across an article titled How Workplace Recognition Can Help Us Observe Memorial Day that has some very good tangible advice for executives/managers.
Most of the recommendations here are simple, but sometimes the smallest of gestures can reflect a tremendous amount of respect. Read the whole article, but below are some highlights:
- Say “thank you.”
- Make a material gesture. ...o
- Celebrate with the community. As a team…
I hope you have a fun, safe and reflective Memorial Day weekend – in the workplace and at home!