Employee Morale: Give Me a Sanity Break

Raise employee morale with this quick idea. Give employees “Sanity Break” awards to de-stress and refresh themselves.

ConfidenceCenter.com’s weekly newsletter – September 16, 2014

Word and Quote of the Week

*** Success ***

*** “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

Trivia Question of the Week

Q. What is the name of the throwing stick that Aborigine’s use? (Answer at the end of this newsletter.)

Employee Morale

Give Me a Sanity Break

When stress overwhelms employees, they need to take a break.

This is how to avoid the feelings of guilt some employees may have about taking a much needed break – when there is so much work to be done.

This idea also helps avoid the resentment of busy coworkers.

Give each employee the same number of “Sanity Break” Awards each month that they can use whenever they feel overly stressed.

Make the awards for a specific amount of time, 15 or 20 minutes – long enough for someone to go outside, take a short walk, and breathe some fresh air.

The employee will return refreshed and ready to tackle his or her work.

Since everyone has the same number of Sanity Break Awards, there is no need for jealousy or resentment.

You can download a “Sanity Break” coupon in the Employee Morale Center.

Answer to This Week’s Trivia Question

Q. What is the name of the throwing stick that Aborigine’s use?

A. Boomerang

Joke of the Week

When I stopped the bus to pick up Chris for preschool, I noticed an older woman hugging him as he left the house. “Is that your grandmother?” I asked.

“Yes,” Chris said. “She’s come to visit us for Thanksgiving.”

“How nice,” I said. “Where does she live?”

“At the airport,” Chris replied. “Whenever we want her, we just go out there and get her.”


(c) Copyright 2014 Harriet Meyerson, The Confidence Center


About Harriet Meyerson

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