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Amy Poehler started a tradition on “Parks & Rec” that every workplace should try

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It's a smart way to make the people around you feel appreciatedRead full story

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  • This is a great way to build a team up. It may need some tweaking to fit every specific industry/company culture but such a simple way to connect + grow as a whole.

  • This is super smart. Having just transitioned to a larger workplace with distributed teams, a consistent practice of appreciating people does wonders in recognizing and learning about one another. Our editorial team has a version of this!

  • This sounds like a wonderful, generous practice. Do wonder how the last person to be toasted may feel bringing up the end of the line. 😬

  • This is a great, simple way to recognize team members' contributions and keep everyone feeling good and appreciated.

  • AP is definitely right, gratitude is such a healthy practice. Scientifically proven to to help everything from relationships to sleep and anxiety. I love her translation of how to manage the spotlight and the supporters that make it look flawless.

  • Meaningful toasts during dinner with friends and family are deeply rooted in Ukrainian and Georgian cultures. There is something very human about speaking from the heart. Try this at the next event recognizing a colleague. It builds character.

  • I love this principle. Giving appropriate and well thought out admiration of your peers not only serves as motivation to keep up the good work, it sends the message that you care.

  • A could practice that Wall Street should consider adopting. We tend to give accolades just to the superstars, creating a fairly cut throat and competitive environment.

  • So long as it is limited to special occasions so it doesn't become pro forma and doesn't become a tedious why did you say that discussion. I don't want to be forced into saying okay I lied about _____. There was nobody else to talk about. Worse what about the cretins do they get told about how nice they

    So long as it is limited to special occasions so it doesn't become pro forma and doesn't become a tedious why did you say that discussion. I don't want to be forced into saying okay I lied about _____. There was nobody else to talk about. Worse what about the cretins do they get told about how nice they are ? Sorry I take it back it sounds nice and it can be but not for everyone.

  • Great way to make sure everyone is appreciated in real time and not leave any to be forgotten

  • Love this! And it doesn’t have to be just st work.. any group setting..

  • I love this! Encouragement all around! It may need a little tweaking though, the last people may feel a little like back in P.E. days when two team captains were asked by the teacher to pick their teams.

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