We have all been there, blowing out candles and cutting our own birthday cake, surrounded by our family and friends. That feeling of being the centre of attention and love and adoration, fills us with a sense of belonging and happiness, and when a person is happy, they are definitely going to be more productive and engaged.
Birthdays are something everyone have in common, no matter their background, and thus are an ideal way of making employees feel valued; it allows even large organisations to appreciate employees in a way that makes them feel more than just a tiny cog in the larger scheme of things
"Making staff members feel valued in a way that's independent of performance targets, creates a more positive working culture, with more chances for staff to connect and get to know each other"
Celebrating birthdays is one of the easiest and most effective way at providing individual employees a sense of belonging to their team and company, further motivating them to contribute more and more!
Making staff members feel valued in a way that's independent of performance targets, showing employees that they’re still a key part of the team even if they’ve had the occasional bad month, creates a more positive working culture, with more chances for staff to connect and get to know each other.
Mixing personal and professional?
Given all the positives that can be gained from recognising and celebrating an employee’s birthday, there must be big celebrations all the time; but as we know, everyone is different. Some might love the idea of an office birthday party; while others would much prefer a quieter affair with as less of a ruckus.
Reconciling this difference is easy with the Zinbucks app, which blends the personal and professional lives in a way suited best to individual needs. Birthdays can be celebrated with on the app by letting team members acknowledge and wish others on their birthdays by means of the app to do things like conveying simple appreciations or sending redeemable gifts.
Appreciating someone on a personal level goes a long way! No matter how a big or small a role they might play, feeling like you are not anonymous and can be seen and heard, is a source of great motivation for people to perform above and beyond what is expected of them.
So mark out that date and choose how you want to appreciate someone on their birthday, with Zinbucks.