Associates at Dallas 360 love an excuse to celebrate, so we have found a few career milestones to add to the birthdays and project completion celebrations. Celebrating the success of a team member is important to us because it is an opportunity to show appreciation and approval – while also eating cake.
Obviously, we celebrate promotions because they are major steps forward. We also like to celebrate when our interns turn into full-time team members. They have impressed us and we want them to know they are welcome. We love to celebrate when someone makes their first big presentation too. It can be scary to prepare and then get up in front of the team and speak, so completing the first one is a major milestone. At Dallas 360, we like to celebrate first external speaking engagements as well, because they come with their own sets of challenges.
We encourage our associates to write industry articles, so we always celebrate when someone is published. Getting recognition from an industry publication is a sign that you are considered a thought leader. We also love to celebrate the first time someone successfully leads a project or a team.
Each of these efforts is a little acknowledgement of a team member’s growing expertise and abilities. We want to show our team how much we value them and their achievements, and encourage everyone to strive to be the best they can be. Team members at Dallas 360 flourish under praise and appreciation. They also love cake.