Creating a positive corporate culture is extremely important. It helps attract top talent and happy employees want to stay with your company.

Fortunately, you don’t need to spend a fortune to show your team that you appreciate their efforts. Here are 7 simple, inexpensive ways to show your team you’re thankful for them and their accomplishments.

Give Them A Boost

Coffee companies offer gift cards in small denominations and they sell other beverages too. Even if the person only gets one or two free drinks, they can enjoy it when and where they want and they’ll appreciate the gesture.

Provide An Escape

Many theaters sell e-gift cards. You can email or print them and personalize your message. It’s a simple way to acknowledge employee contributions, and you don’t even need to leave the office.

Add Some Excitement

There’s something very exciting about lottery scratch tickets. It’s not just the possibility of winning, but the process of scratching them too. They’re an inexpensive way to add a bit of excitement to the workplace.

Feed Your Employees

Consider a reward day for employees and provide the food. Pizza, submarine sandwiches, or whatever your employees favor shows them you appreciate their work and it also strengthens interpersonal relationships.

Recognize Their Special Moments

Recognize important service anniversaries and employee achievements. Take a photo, highlight their contribution to your organization, and post it on social media or in your newsletter.

Reward Team Work

Create a weekly award for the team or department that excelled during the week. It can be as simple as chocolates for team members or allowing them to leave early on a Friday afternoon. This often creates a friendly rivalry and increases productivity, but more importantly employees appreciate the formal recognition.

Ask For Input

Ask your employees to share their tips, tricks, and methods to get the job done. It validates their contribution and boosts self-confidence and esteem.

Distribute a survey to garner feedback regarding how well the company’s doing too. Ask them to rate company leadership, opportunities for growth, and team synergy. Let them provide their feedback and suggestions anonymously.

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