You don’t need to hear us say it. Everyone, in just about every way, recognizes it’s been an unusual and challenging year on practically every front. That’s equally true for your clients and partners as it is for employees and coworkers. Now more than ever, there’s no better season — or reason — to express gratitude for their business, their partnership, and their teamwork. Here are a few easy ways to show you care:
Keep the Communications Lines Open
With so many of us working remotely, collaboration doesn’t come as naturally and it’s easy to become siloed or isolated. Establishing brief but regular check-in meetings can keep communication current and projects on track. Better still, set “virtual office hours” where team members, clients, etc., know you are available and ready to listen.
Host a Virtual Breakfast, Lunch or Happy Hour
We know, we know; this one’s been done. So why not find a way to do it better? The Dunstan Group has helped more than a few clients and friends take this concept next level with branded, catered boxes of goodies delivered just in time for a virtual group get-together.
And speaking of delivery… With so many local restaurants offering delivery service, you’re a call or a click away from making someone’s day with a special treat. Not sure the timing is right? No problem! Some of our favorite local restaurants even offer virtual gift cards that can be emailed directly to the recipient.
Recognize Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Special Dates
If social media excels at anything, it’s keeping us in the loop about upcoming birthdays and anniversaries. It doesn’t cost anything to send a quick note or email recognizing their special day. You “planning ahead” types can use your personalized stationery to send a hand-written note. Who doesn’t like getting a card in the mail?
Check-in “Just Because”
You don’t have to be a manager, business owner, or chief executive of anything to genuinely care about your team members, coworkers, clients, or employees. A quick call, text, or email just to check in might be just what they need at the moment.