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The Hump Day Humor-Gram, May 3,2006, Issue Number 174

1. Pass the Praise, Please
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Quote of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
1. Pass the Praise, Please

More and more organizations are creating peer recognition
programs as a way to give more power to employees, and as
an effective way to boost morale and tap into employees’
sense of pride. Receiving praise from peers is often more
meaningful for employees, and it is a great opportunity
for upping the level of workplace fun and camaraderie
when everyone is involved in the process. Island Savings
Credit Union on Vancouver Island, for example, doles out
“WOW!” points that colleagues can redeem for various gifts
and even services volunteered by senior managers.
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

Hold a weekly raffle for small, fun prizes, but instead
of having people purchase tickets to the raffle, workers
earn their tickets from fellow workers throughout the week
just for being so darned nice, or as a way of thanking
them for doing something. In other words, the more
thanks you get, the more chances you have at winning
3. Quote of the Week

“If you are going to tell people the truth, you better
make them laugh. Otherwise they’ll kill you.”
George Bernard Shaw
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World

A shopkeeper in Lancashire, England, has found a novel
way of driving away loitering youths from his shop: he
plays opera music at high volumes. Scares the heck out
of them. And now the London Underground Authority has
introduced the playing of arias and classical music at
stations known to have crime problems.

Happy Hump Day everyone.
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2006
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