And, in the process, the candy and kind words delivered to winners helped to boost morale and energize everyone to maintain and improve a happy and productive workplace.
But with only a small number of teammates actively involved in the council, and a great number of deserving employees in the college, the task of coordinating the Kudos Program eventually proved overwhelming.
Fortunately, the goodwill initiative always enjoyed a fan in Laurie Elish-Piper.
“The dean thought it was such a great idea that she wanted to continue it,” Administrative Assistant Pat Wielert says.
- Life Savers (“You are a lifesaver!”)
- Snickers bars (“You keep us smiling and snickering!”)
- Kit Kat bars (“You deserve a break!”)
- Extra gum (“Thanks for going the extra mile!”)
Weekly winners will receive notes that can include messages from their nominators (who can remain anonymous) or just the simple catchphrases.