For working adults, the holidays can be a time of stress or lightheartedness. A time of fun or overwhelm.
For many of us, holidays are a mixture of all 4 emotions. Since healthcare is the only field I have ever
worked in, I do not have a huge frame of reference for employee appreciation during the holidays.
I have not seen what corporate America or the education fields do to raise morale. I do know my teacher friends
tell me "education goes out the window" those last few days or weeks of school since all of the children
are mentally riding the Polar Express to Christmas Break.
In healthcare, door decorating or nurses' station decorating contests are quite common and can
add some cheer to our days of patient care, refills, and charting deadlines. Patients and staff seem to enjoy the whimsy of the holidays. Honestly, I wish we could decorate year-round just to keep things fresh!
How does your employer boost morale for the holidays?
Are staff members invited to join in certain festivities?
Do employees receive a gift card or cash bonus?
Does someone host a holiday party? Christmas carols?
Is there a community service event your employer gets behind during the holidays?
What about a local Christmas parade? Does your employer sponsor and decorate a float?
Do you have to work the holidays?
What has made you feel valued and appreciated by your employer during the holidays?
Has administration ever asked you?
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