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Six Employee Recognition Lessons from SNL’s 40th Anniversary Special

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 17 Feb 2015

I grew up on Saturday Night Live. I was thirteen when it first premiered, and it had a huge influence on my comedic sensibilities growing up. So watching Sunday night’s mega-special was not only fun, but hugely nostalgic for me. It was also a good reminder of what great organizations do when it comes to celebrating success and recognizing employees. Here are just a few of the reminders from SNL’s 40th anniversary special:

1. Celebrate your significant milestones. Obviously that was the entire reason for the Saturday Night Live special – to pay tribute to their 40th year on air. So what are you doing to recognize the significant milestones in your organization? Celebrating your anniversary doesn’t just give everyone a reason to feel good, it pays tribute to your heritage and helps keep your stories alive. It can boost pride in your legacy and help your employees remember where you came from.

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