Corporate business gifts can play a significant role in raising the morale of any workforce or company. Even simple gifts can make a difference in the overall atmosphere and attitudes within the workplace.
It all comes down to a deep-rooted psychological need to feel appreciated and wanted. We would all like to believe our hard work is appreciated by the powers that be.
Nor should any company or business underestimate how important the morale of a workplace or workers will be to your production numbers. Good workplace morale and atmosphere can increase your productivity. They will also go a long way in creating teamwork and cooperation among your workforce. Happy campers make for a happy camp!
So how should a company go about using corporate gifts to accomplish these objectives or goals? Well, here are few suggestions to make your gifts more effective. A few general guidelines that you can follow when dispensing your gifts.
1. Always Personalize.
Whenever possible, make sure your gifts are personalized to reflect the receiver’s name and/or rank within your company. Remember, the sweetest words in any language are always our own name – so personalize your corporate gifts. Make it meaningful to the receiver, cater to their interests and hobbies to make the gift more effective.
2. Reward Performance.
It is probably a good policy to reward high performance or achievements. While cash performance bonuses/incentives are much appreciated, don’t forget that corporate gifts can play the same role. Having a fair and honest way to reward hard working employees is always a win/win situation. Plus, giving gifts, monetary or otherwise, will help to cut down on staff turnover and loss of valuable talent.
3. Company Logo And Brand.
Using your company logo/brand on corporate gifts will remind receivers where the gifts are coming from. While this may seem a bit obvious, companies must take this opportunity not only to create goodwill, but also to promote the brand or company. It can also create a sense of corporate loyalty and teamwork – even in these cynical times.
4. Sense of Humor.
Don’t forget that a good sense of humor can go a long way when giving corporate gifts. Don’t go overboard, or make off-color socially/politically incorrect statements along with your gifts… gag gifts pointing fun at the boss or company can be considered.
5. Company Outings.
Sometimes companies and bosses forget that gifts can come in many forms. Organizing company picnics, outings, parties… and picking up the tab can be some of the best corporate gifts for building goodwill and company morale. Socializing outside of the workplace can cement relationships and loyalty among workers. These gatherings can also be helpful in building goodwill between employer and employees.