Is Someone in Your Organization a New or Expecting Mother?
Nearly everyone in your organization has or had a mother. As business leaders, colleagues and even just as fellow human beings, we should all stop and take the time to honor and respect the mothers in our lives, even if they aren’t our own.
These women sacrifice so much to make our homes, our offices and our world a better place. Taking time to recognize them in the workplace is a great way to open up meaningful conversation, to get to know your coworkers better, and to really establish the concept of family within your organization.
To illustrate the power and importance of colleague relationships in your organization, consider the following statistics. Employees who feel they have a strong “work family” and meaningful relationships with their colleagues are 70% more likely to express high job satisfaction. Furthermore, 74% of women would refuse a higher paying job if it meant not getting along with their coworkers. And, finally, when comparing against employees with weak colleague relationships, happy employees tend to stay in their current job – lowering your organization’s turnover by as much as 40%. So, fostering strong intra-organizational relationships is not just a good and kind thing to do, it also has a measurable impact on your business…just as neglecting your “work family” can lead to expensive HR or recruiting costs, and lost business.
Consider special gifts and recognition for the mothers in your workforce this coming Mother’s Day (and for fathers on Father’s Day!). Flowers and cards are nice, and any gesture will surely be appreciated. But, as with any gift-giving occasion, it is always a good idea to personalize your gesture.
One unique way to do this, not only for Mother’s Day but throughout the year, is the Small Wonders Program. Small Wonders is a beautiful baby book designed to accompany new and expecting parents from the early days of pregnancy all the way through their child’s first five years. The companion family keepsake chest – personalized with your organization’s name and logo – is a gift that shows how much your organization truly cares in a way that other gestures often struggle to do.
This Mother’s Day, show the moms in your organization how much we all appreciate them. They deserve it. And, in doing so, you will help foster the kind of workplace culture that everyone dreams of having. Happy Mother’s Day!
Find out more here: Small Wonders Baby Gift
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