When I was a teacher, I didn’t get a lot of handwritten notes from my principals and superintendents.
So when I did, it was pretty exciting!
To think that my boss would
make the time to write words of appreciation or encouragement
when a pop-by or email might have sufficed, really made a major impression and boosted my morale.
And, I bet that the act of writing the note made them feel better as well.
Put a reminder in your calendar every, say, three weeks to pick a direct report — or even a peer — to write a note to.
It will boost you, and them, and remind them that you notice and appreciate their work.