Give me an R… What does that spell? Team Spirit!
As football season starts up, fans start bringing out the tucked away jerseys and the team color dresses and socks to show team spirit. Fans show support for their teams on game days in many ways… They wear the colors, paint their face, shake their pom-poms, and hoot and holler all around town. The spirit is key in how any team succeeds and the same holds true for PR. There are many ways to show team spirit with the people you work with day in and day out, and these are just a few:
Celebrate whenever you can because from experience I can tell you that nothing is too big or too small to receive a shout out! If your team scores a great media placement, send around agency emails highlighting the piece. If your seniors gets a client projects and budgets approved, lets take them to coffee. A spoonful of appreciation makes work exciting and inspires bigger reasons to celebrate down the road.
Cheer for the team not for the individual after all if you were to get shirts made you have to order in bulk. Reaching goals is a team effort, no matter who put their right hand in and who put their right hand out, its all about doing the hokey pokey… together.
Make sure to laugh because all work and no play makes your team about as uninteresting as a road trip through Texas desert by yourself… but add in a few girlfriends and even El Paso will start to look wonderful. Playful jokes and a little lighthearted fun with your team, whether that’s a group lunch, happy hour, or white water rafting can go a long way and make the day go much faster!
Oh and no violence ever… that otta cover it. What do you think?