POST-ITIVES – Our IDEA
There will be monthly lunches in which, a part of sharing a free lunch, the employees are proposed to think about the “Question of the Month”. The question aims to create awareness of the positive things that they have in their workplace, always aiming to highlight the value and impact that those positive things have in their routine. The question will always encourage thinking about someone else, or someone else’s work done, an action or gesture the employees can be grateful for. For instance, always in the context of the workplace: What are you thankful for this month?, How have you been supported in this last month?, Which is the most sincere way that you have been shown gratitude?
The aim of these questions is to launch the POST-ITIVES topics of the month. Having this topic in mind, only as an inspiration, the colleagues are encouraged to leave anonymous Post-Its to their colleagues (manager level also included) to express their gratitude and appreciation.
The messages are anonymous to promote the authenticity of the content.
We use as a tool the Post-Its to create a visual reminder that, in spite of the problems that the everyday work may bring, there are still positive things going on in the organization.
The monthly lunch is aiming to introduce the Idea in an informal way to the employees, having a mind-break moment from work, avoiding an extra meeting in their working hours. This way there is less risk of having an invitation declined.
There is a POST-IT team who is in charge of organizing the lunches. Ideally the members of this team are the informal leaders of the organization, game-changers and are enthusiastic about the program. They are the gatekeepers of it.