Employee Appreciation Contest

W.A.Y. = We Appreciate You


We were looking for something fun for the employees that would also benefit the company and be fair to everyone.  We designed a contest called the “W.A.Y. To Go” contest.  (W.A.Y. = We Appreciate You).

This contest was inspired by Disney’s “Great Service Fanatic” card.

There were 12 items on the list.  If an employee did any one of these they could enter their name in the drawing.  In fact, they could enter as many times as they actually completed that item.  They also could enter a co-workers name for them, if they felt they deserved it.

There were two ways to win.  The person that had the most entries won a prize and then there was a random drawing of all the rest of the entries for the second prize.  Both prizes had the same value, so everyone had a fair chance.

It was a huge success.

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  Sometimes I have so many creative ideas floating in my head that I get frustrated because I want to do them all.

Disney Institute – Proud as a Peacock

Proud as a Peacock

A two-part “Great Service Fanatic” card is one way Disney recognizes employees for a job well done.  Filled out with accolades by leaders and fellow employees, one copy is dropped into a Great Service Fanatic box and one copy goes directly to the deserving employee.   “Plussing it up” , once a month a random card is pulled and that lucky employee receives a special gift.

Wanting to institute something similar in our business,  we created a card called our Proud as a “Peacock Card”.  Used regularly to thank, recognize or just plain high-5.

Then the most amazing thing happened…..

My 8-year-old granddaughter saw the cards on my desk, helped herself to one, filled it out and left it where I was sure to find it.  It now hangs framed in my office for all to see.

I can’t stop smiling, here is what it says….

I'm the Proudest of All

Have a wonder-filled day,

Donna Flanagin

Random Me: As a kid, I wanted to be a flight attendant.

The magic and enthusiasm of the Disney Institute workshop is over, now what? This blog is about exactly that,  for a small bulk mail business in Indiana.

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