Whether you’re trying to lose weight on your own or as part of a team, slimming down can be a challenge of endurance. Health experts understand that keeping the momentum going requires setting and achieving incremental, short-term goals while working toward a larger target.
Sports teams make it to the championship only if they have the most wins in their division. But often their success is based on celebrating accomplishments not captured on the scoreboard – such as mastering a new play. Successful coaches make time to honor each victory while keeping their eye on maintaining a winning streak. They’re always working toward the big prize – like a bowl win as University of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz did this year.
Celebrating success also is fundamental to keeping your business team motivated. Long-term projects can fail if the organization isn’t focused on each accomplishment throughout the process. The Times Online developed a list of simple suggestions to recognize success at any level:
- Keep it simple
- Get the CEO involved
- Make it memorable
- Spread the word
- Give prizes
- Hold a party
Remember to take breaks and celebrate after milestone achievements. You’ll cultivate a culture of collaboration, strengthen team relationships and keep employees motivated.