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(Forbes)   Here's why every start-up should have a celebration manager, because apparently you need someone to manage silly hat day   (forbes.com) divider line
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2022-08-09 9:52:51 AM  
"Of all the things that can boost emotions, motivation and perceptions during a workday, the single most important is making progress in meaningful work,"

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2022-08-09 10:22:59 AM  
This is why the job title Chief of Party exists.

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2022-08-09 10:24:32 AM  

UberDave: "Of all the things that can boost emotions, motivation and perceptions during a workday, the single most important is making progress in meaningful work,"

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Indeed.  I'm partial to the importance of "Bring your beer to work" day.
 
2022-08-09 10:31:45 AM  
I thought this was going to be a re-run the one about not having an antebellum-themed party at a plantation when you have one black employee...
 
2022-08-09 10:33:15 AM  
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2022-08-09 10:34:35 AM  
Just make sure the celebration manager is willing and qualified...

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2022-08-09 10:34:41 AM  
How about ya drop it and offer better pay and more time off so people can live their lives instead of being obligated to do social functions?
 
2022-08-09 10:35:55 AM  
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2022-08-09 10:55:49 AM  
Oh just what we need a former cheerleader trying to improve morale.
 
2022-08-09 11:16:35 AM  
On top of that, it's been my experience that celebrations positively impact team spirit and collaboration within the organization.

Really?  It's been my experience that celebrations of things like project milestones result in everyone not involved in said project grumbling about having to attend another bullshiat rah-rah meeting.

You know how I motivate staff?  I up-class their jobs into higher rates of pay to reflect the amount of work they are doing, I give bonuses (they have the choice of money or time off) and I keep them informed of things that impact them, so they're not blind-sided.  I like my way better.
 
2022-08-09 11:27:27 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: On top of that, it's been my experience that celebrations positively impact team spirit and collaboration within the organization.

Really?  It's been my experience that celebrations of things like project milestones result in everyone not involved in said project grumbling about having to attend another bullshiat rah-rah meeting.

You know how I motivate staff?  I up-class their jobs into higher rates of pay to reflect the amount of work they are doing, I give bonuses (they have the choice of money or time off) and I keep them informed of things that impact them, so they're not blind-sided.  I like my way better.


You mean you pay your employees for their contribution and not by the "value of their labor"?  You radical.
 
2022-08-09 11:44:26 AM  

UberDave: Benevolent Misanthrope: On top of that, it's been my experience that celebrations positively impact team spirit and collaboration within the organization.

Really?  It's been my experience that celebrations of things like project milestones result in everyone not involved in said project grumbling about having to attend another bullshiat rah-rah meeting.

You know how I motivate staff?  I up-class their jobs into higher rates of pay to reflect the amount of work they are doing, I give bonuses (they have the choice of money or time off) and I keep them informed of things that impact them, so they're not blind-sided.  I like my way better.

You mean you pay your employees for their contribution and not by the "value of their labor"?  You radical.


I think what he meant by:
money or time off
is:
The celebration pizza is free if you eat at your desk, OR you can pay for it but have a lunch break.
 
2022-08-09 11:47:36 AM  
Our scrum leader is all about 'celebrations', lets make this meeting even longer to cheer a minor milestone, like a successful sprint.  ugh, no thank you.

For BIG releases/milestones, I get it, but if you're doing them every week, just why.

Also, a company email saying "Look how awesome these people are" isn't a celebration, it's just annoying.
 
2022-08-09 12:04:14 PM  

squegeebooo: UberDave: Benevolent Misanthrope: On top of that, it's been my experience that celebrations positively impact team spirit and collaboration within the organization.

Really?  It's been my experience that celebrations of things like project milestones result in everyone not involved in said project grumbling about having to attend another bullshiat rah-rah meeting.

You know how I motivate staff?  I up-class their jobs into higher rates of pay to reflect the amount of work they are doing, I give bonuses (they have the choice of money or time off) and I keep them informed of things that impact them, so they're not blind-sided.  I like my way better.

You mean you pay your employees for their contribution and not by the "value of their labor"?  You radical.

I think what he meant by:
money or time off
is:
The celebration pizza is free if you eat at your desk, OR you can pay for it but have a lunch break.


But if it's free PTO that doesn't deduct from your regular PTO that would be a pretty sweet reward.
 
2022-08-09 12:04:23 PM  
Simpsons did it.
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2022-08-09 12:07:25 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: On top of that, it's been my experience that celebrations positively impact team spirit and collaboration within the organization.

Really?  It's been my experience that celebrations of things like project milestones result in everyone not involved in said project grumbling about having to attend another bullshiat rah-rah meeting.

You know how I motivate staff?  I up-class their jobs into higher rates of pay to reflect the amount of work they are doing, I give bonuses (they have the choice of money or time off) and I keep them informed of things that impact them, so they're not blind-sided.  I like my way better.


I enjoy Christmas parties where the CEO thanks everyone for a great year and tells everyone to enjoy the alcohol free punch and store bought cake before he has to leave early to go collect his massive bonus check and fly on the company jet to the Seychelles.
 
2022-08-09 12:28:42 PM  

ColleenSezWhuut: squegeebooo: UberDave: Benevolent Misanthrope: On top of that, it's been my experience that celebrations positively impact team spirit and collaboration within the organization.

Really?  It's been my experience that celebrations of things like project milestones result in everyone not involved in said project grumbling about having to attend another bullshiat rah-rah meeting.

You know how I motivate staff?  I up-class their jobs into higher rates of pay to reflect the amount of work they are doing, I give bonuses (they have the choice of money or time off) and I keep them informed of things that impact them, so they're not blind-sided.  I like my way better.

You mean you pay your employees for their contribution and not by the "value of their labor"?  You radical.

I think what he meant by:
money or time off
is:
The celebration pizza is free if you eat at your desk, OR you can pay for it but have a lunch break.

But if it's free PTO that doesn't deduct from your regular PTO that would be a pretty sweet reward.


It's free PTO.  $500 or 3 days added to their leave balance, their choice.  Some people do the math and take the one of higher dollar value, others choose the lower monetary value one because it's more important to them.  It doesn't happen often - not many people go that far above and beyond their duties.  Which is perfectly fine, they don't have to.  But if someone really goes above and beyond, they should get a reward for that beyond my putting a letter in their file.  And if someone is regularly doing the job duties of a higher-paid employee, they should be moved into that job class.  It's not radical, it's fair.
 
2022-08-09 12:56:19 PM  
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2022-08-09 1:43:41 PM  
Seriously, I can't begin to describe how creepy I find Microsoft Viva, and Microsoft Viva Insights. This gig is the first time I've been exposed to it, and it's unsettling.

I don't take praise well even when it's genuine & heartfelt - this manufactured praise pushed by such apps is just wrong, and I bristle at it. Even worse, it has metrics attached to it - you can see which employees praise more often than others, which ones get more praise than others, etc., etc. It's a de facto social score, especially when linked to other metrics.

Friggin "I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion" levels of creepy.
 
2022-08-09 1:47:10 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Benevolent Misanthrope: On top of that, it's been my experience that celebrations positively impact team spirit and collaboration within the organization.

Really?  It's been my experience that celebrations of things like project milestones result in everyone not involved in said project grumbling about having to attend another bullshiat rah-rah meeting.

You know how I motivate staff?  I up-class their jobs into higher rates of pay to reflect the amount of work they are doing, I give bonuses (they have the choice of money or time off) and I keep them informed of things that impact them, so they're not blind-sided.  I like my way better.

I enjoy Christmas parties where the CEO thanks everyone for a great year and tells everyone to enjoy the alcohol free punch and store bought cake before he has to leave early to go collect his massive bonus check and fly on the company jet to the Seychelles.


I haven't seen one of those in half a decade. An agency's idea of a morale event is "what the agency rep thinks might be fun." Last one I saw attempted was about two years ago, and it was a goddamned Zoom sing-along.

Pay me. I'm already a merc - I get hired, fired, used, and discarded like a merc, so don't pretend to give a shiat about me at my expense. Just give me the money, don't screw me over or lie to my face, and we'll get along splendidly.
 
2022-08-09 1:57:28 PM  

FormlessOne: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Benevolent Misanthrope: On top of that, it's been my experience that celebrations positively impact team spirit and collaboration within the organization.

Really?  It's been my experience that celebrations of things like project milestones result in everyone not involved in said project grumbling about having to attend another bullshiat rah-rah meeting.

You know how I motivate staff?  I up-class their jobs into higher rates of pay to reflect the amount of work they are doing, I give bonuses (they have the choice of money or time off) and I keep them informed of things that impact them, so they're not blind-sided.  I like my way better.

I enjoy Christmas parties where the CEO thanks everyone for a great year and tells everyone to enjoy the alcohol free punch and store bought cake before he has to leave early to go collect his massive bonus check and fly on the company jet to the Seychelles.

I haven't seen one of those in half a decade. An agency's idea of a morale event is "what the agency rep thinks might be fun." Last one I saw attempted was about two years ago, and it was a goddamned Zoom sing-along.

Pay me. I'm already a merc - I get hired, fired, used, and discarded like a merc, so don't pretend to give a shiat about me at my expense. Just give me the money, don't screw me over or lie to my face, and we'll get along splendidly.


One of COVID's silver linings was that there was no "non-obligatory" Christmas Party where you damn well better show up or be thought a bad employee.  Bad food, bad company, and "entertainment" that consisted of the two ultra-Catholic department heads;' 18 children singing Christmas carols out of tune while everyone smiled politely.  I f*cking hated it, but as a manger myself I was required to go and also to "strongly encourage" my employees to go.
 
2022-08-09 3:49:41 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: FormlessOne: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Benevolent Misanthrope: On top of that, it's been my experience that celebrations positively impact team spirit and collaboration within the organization.

Really?  It's been my experience that celebrations of things like project milestones result in everyone not involved in said project grumbling about having to attend another bullshiat rah-rah meeting.

You know how I motivate staff?  I up-class their jobs into higher rates of pay to reflect the amount of work they are doing, I give bonuses (they have the choice of money or time off) and I keep them informed of things that impact them, so they're not blind-sided.  I like my way better.

I enjoy Christmas parties where the CEO thanks everyone for a great year and tells everyone to enjoy the alcohol free punch and store bought cake before he has to leave early to go collect his massive bonus check and fly on the company jet to the Seychelles.

I haven't seen one of those in half a decade. An agency's idea of a morale event is "what the agency rep thinks might be fun." Last one I saw attempted was about two years ago, and it was a goddamned Zoom sing-along.

Pay me. I'm already a merc - I get hired, fired, used, and discarded like a merc, so don't pretend to give a shiat about me at my expense. Just give me the money, don't screw me over or lie to my face, and we'll get along splendidly.

One of COVID's silver linings was that there was no "non-obligatory" Christmas Party where you damn well better show up or be thought a bad employee.  Bad food, bad company, and "entertainment" that consisted of the two ultra-Catholic department heads;' 18 children singing Christmas carols out of tune while everyone smiled politely.  I f*cking hated it, but as a manger myself I was required to go and also to "strongly encourage" my employees to go.


Early Irish exit is the way to go at these events. Wish the VPs all a Merry Christmas and excuse your self to the restroom and book it on out of there.
 
2022-08-09 3:51:14 PM  
People ar emore easily identifying BS workplace cheerleading because the workplace is more easily signaling that they don't care about you, but they feel obligated to say they care about you.

It's as shallow as Facebook condolences but not nearly as remote in many instances.
 
2022-08-09 4:01:43 PM  

groppet: Oh just what we need a former cheerleader trying to improve morale.


Funny, that's how I would describe at least half of the HR directors I've ever worked with.
 
2022-08-09 6:28:26 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Benevolent Misanthrope: On top of that, it's been my experience that celebrations positively impact team spirit and collaboration within the organization.

Really?  It's been my experience that celebrations of things like project milestones result in everyone not involved in said project grumbling about having to attend another bullshiat rah-rah meeting.

You know how I motivate staff?  I up-class their jobs into higher rates of pay to reflect the amount of work they are doing, I give bonuses (they have the choice of money or time off) and I keep them informed of things that impact them, so they're not blind-sided.  I like my way better.

I enjoy Christmas parties where the CEO thanks everyone for a great year and tells everyone to enjoy the alcohol free punch and store bought cake before he has to leave early to go collect his massive bonus check and fly on the company jet to the Seychelles.


Dude, I have some flashback to 2000 new year's eve, where the bosses asked EVERYONE to be here because something could happen. Yeps, IT, but also sales people, where there in case the Y2K bug happened. 70 people that wanted to celebrate NYE got to spend it at the office, barely touching the storebrand biscuits and "fruit juices" (seriously, the "orange juice" tasted like somebody dropped a bucket of orange peels in a 2000-liter vat).
At 2 in the morning they freed us, and we realized that Atlanta was such a crap hole, that even for Y2K, the nightclubs were already closed or closing.
 
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