By Shay Hughes
As we kicked off a brand-new year, our team reflected on a year of incredible WOWs we experienced in 2018. One WOW that comes to mind? Our most recent achievement as the #1 Best Workplace in the nation by Fortune Magazine—which we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish without our amazing team!
Hughes Marino Chairman & CEO Jason Hughes and I make it a top priority to embrace recognition in the workplace, and ensure that our team members are regularly recognized for creating “WOW-worthy” moments for our clients and for each other.
At the beginning of each year, every teammate is given five WOW cards designed by our very own marketing mavens, to recognize one another for hard work, determination, grit, selflessness, compassion…the list goes on and on! Our team has presented WOW cards for acts such as leading a challenging project, helping a team member change their flat tire, and for brightening the days of our team members!
The presentation of our WOW cards is one of our favorite elements at our team meetings, which have truly shaped our loving and supportive culture at Hughes Marino. Last year we invited companies to consider giving the concept of our WOW cards a try in hopes that they impact their own company culture. We were pleased to find out they had a huge impact as many business leaders reached out to us embracing this idea of recognition! We wanted to keep the tradition going by sharing our 2019 edition WOW cards with you to keep the valuable practice of appreciation alive within your own team!
This year our WOW cards feature some of our favorite “HM-isms”—inspiring phrases and concepts that we’ve developed over the year as a way to embrace our history as a company. The team reflects on these simple, yet powerful truths which help nurture the award-winning culture that we have today. Our HM-isms have worked really well to inspire our team, and we are excited to share them in hopes they inspire you and your team too!
Wishing you another year full filled with WOWs!
Feel free to click on the template below to download our 2019 WOW cards for your own team!
Shay Hughes is president, COO, and owner of Hughes Marino, an award-winning commercial real estate company specializing in tenant representation and building purchases with offices across the nation. Shay writes about business leadership and company culture on her blog, Lead from Within. Contact Shay at 1-844-662-6635 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.