Call Us: 800-299-3770 Fax: 508-651-2674

What can we learn from "The Office"?

Top Banana TrophyWhile most of the takeaways from “The Office” are about what NOT to do, the idea of “Dundie Awards” — of taking a moment to recognize both playful and fun achievements — is a positive one.  Here’s a list of Awards that will make your team smile with pride.

Distribute them with any playful trophy

Fun Employee Recognition Awards

  • Customer service award – for the one who’s had to deal with the toughest customer.
  • Cleanest Desk – recognize a person with the cleanest desk and the clearest mind, or someone who’s recently cleaned up their space.
  • Cool under pressure – perfect for someone who managed a difficult situation with finesse.
  • Caffeine hound – for that special someone, who’s more special after they’ve had a cup ‘o joe… or the one who most readily gets (or makes) coffee for their colleagues.
  • Early Bird – recognition for the one that always gets to meetings on-time and prepared.
  • Smile Award – if you want to create a happier workplace, start recognizing those who regularly share their smiles and positive energy.
  • Team Player – consider a team player award for each person on your team . . . or ask the recipient one week to pass it along to a colleague the next week.
  • Went above and Beyond – make a public showing of appreciation to those who push themselves to do more than what’s expected.  You’ll encourage others to do the same!
  • Made us Look Good – recognize those individuals who “take one for the team” and put themselves out to make the whole organization look good.
  • Great idea – of course, it’s a cardinal rule to never take credit for someone else’s work. But why not take it a step further and recognize the idea as one you WISH you could claim as your own — that’s a high compliment!
  • What’s the Word Awards – recognize a co-worker with a great vocabulary, to have some fun with someone who uses lots of acronyms and jargon.
  • LOL Award – Because laughter is known to reduce stress and promote good health, this one is great for the person who keeps your team laughing.
  • Office Quarterback Award – The person who keeps the team organized and on the right track is certainly worthy of high praise!
  • Greatest Money Saver – Call it cheap or call it frugal, but having those folks around who are looking to help you save money can be a good thing.
  • Green Giant Award – recognize the folks who are your champion recyclers and who help your organization make good environmental choices.

Please share your thoughts!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *