It’s been a long year for everyone. Businesses and employees have been working through all sorts of challenges for nearly 10 months. That can take a toll on productivity, employee satisfaction, and ultimately, workforce retention. Hosting an awards ceremony is a perfect way to strengthen relationships with your team, while also providing much-needed reassurance and encouragement for the year ahead. The best part is, the options are almost endless when it comes to creating an Awards event that fits your exact needs.
If your team is spread out, consider a virtual ceremony. It worked well for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees this year, and a professional production team like VIBE can help pre-record and broadcast award announcements and/or acceptance speeches for a seamless execution.
Think outside the box a bit this year and make sure everyone gets an award for something. It’s always nice to recognize highest sales or most transactions – but Best Zoom Backgrounds can be a fun award that any team member can appreciate. The same goes for Most Helpful Tech Buddy. Look for ways you can show employees that you notice and care about them. There’s no such thing as a pat on the back that is too small.
Worried about the cost of trophies and certificates? Why not go digital with a social media badge or frame your team members can use on LinkedIn and other sites? You
can also create email signatures with award-winners’ titles in them, or simply list your awards on your company website for clients and contacts to share in the celebration.
If you are hosting an in-person awards ceremony, think about creating masks with the award-winner’s title as part of the “trophy” package. Lapel pins work well also. You could also consider customizing any of our goodie bag recommendations (LINK TO BLOG) with award messaging.
You’re not even limited by your company. Maybe you have clients or vendors who have really been spectacular this year. Feel free to invite them to your awards festivities and celebrate them as well. This can be a great exercise for team members to nominate those outside your organization who have made a positive difference.
About the VIBE Agency: The VIBE Agency is a Miami-based award-winning full-service production agency that specializes in the creation and orchestration of live and virtual experiences for the corporate industry. The agency is forward-thinking and was recognized as one of the 50 top event companies by Special Events magazine in 2019 and 2020. If it can’t be live, make it VIBE!