A Christmas ritual that began in 2015, the McGratitude Walls sought to address one challenge: "How might we encourage expressions of gratitude for a company where not everyone knows each other, and in an inclusive manner that involves every single person in the organization?"
Our Chairman and CEO thought of printing everyone's faces on our bare walls (in black-and-white print), then providing sticky notes so people can be encouraged to share notes of thanks and affirmation for everyone else.
The month-long activity proved to be such a hit and was shared by our employees on social media--that even industry colleagues, competitors, and clients wanted to know more about it and possibly use it in their own offices.
By 2016, the photos that went up on the walls were upgraded to full-color, in fun "Super McCann" templates. This year, we're leveling things up (but are still keeping it under wraps).
It's a simple idea that goes a long way, especially when everyone--even the security guards (see our most popular security guard, Ruben Billones, in the image below), the fire extinguishers, and the elevators--get thanked for making life and work a little bit easier for everyone else. :)