Commemorate your team’s hard work and accomplishments from the past year by joining AAST in celebrating Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week (STAW)! Taking place Oct. 22-28, check out a few ways you can get ready for a week of fun and recognition in the workplace.
- Tell Your Team’s Story
Whether you’re working in a specialized unit or just want to show off the amazing work you do, sharing your sleep center/lab’s story on social media, your website or a newsletter can highlight the important roles your team members place and accomplishments everyone made in the past year — which can help staff feel seen and appreciated.
- Highlight Achievements With Awards
A mini awards ceremony can be a lighthearted way to show even the smallest wins don’t go unnoticed. Consider printing out certificates or grabbing a gift card for those rockstar teammates who go above and beyond.
- Make a Learning Moment
If your team values learning opportunities as a group, a special educational initiative during STAW can be a great way to set aside time for professional development. Give thought to inviting an industry expert for a lunch and learn session or organizing a webinar.
- Celebrate With Sweets or Snacks
When in doubt, a surprise treat in the office is a surefire way to get staff excited and connected. A coffee hour with snacks from a favorite bakery or after work happy hour can be great options for celebrating your team’s accomplishments.
- Say Thanks
A sincere note of thanks can make a big impact on team morale. This STAW, consider writing a personal thank you for each member of your team and asking organizational leaders to sign or include their own messages as well. If your staff is close-knit, get others to join in on the fun by asking them what they appreciate about their teammates, and include these messages along with your own.