Feeling like your weekly or monthly team meetings are in need of a little uplift?
We’ve all been there!
It’s easy for staff meetings to get off track. Maybe it feels too rushed. Maybe your staff is less than excited about them. Or maybe they dart off into a thousand directions and it becomes a “reign it in” session.
Whatever you’re dealing with, we’ve got your back! We’ve been hard at work trying to perfect our own weekly meetings and monthly meetings and have some ideas to share.
Let’s jump into three ways you can help your staff feel supported, uplifted, and ready for a great week or month ahead!
The first weekly team meeting idea is to start your meeting off on a positive note is with a moment of gratitude.
Here at PCS, we LOVE our moment of gratitude and use this specific exercise in our own weekly meetings.
Here’s how it works:
It’s a very simple exercise but makes a huge difference! We start our weekly team meeting off with a moment of gratitude before diving into our review of the previous week.
A few little tips to help as you get started with this exercise: be sure to model what you’re looking to achieve.
The first week you institute this exercise, go first to model how you’d like your moment of gratitude to go. Then, choose another more senior employee that will continue to model that behavior. While this might sound silly, sometimes it takes a few examples before the team gets a hang of the activity.
As a note of caution, be sure to pull the reigns back if someone diverges off of the activity. If an employee says they don’t have anything they’re grateful for this week, they might need a little encouragement themselves! Take a moment to let them know that the whole team appreciates them. Then, in private, seek to learn more about their situation.
You’ll also want to be cautious about staff members that ramble or use it as a moment to talk about each detail of their weekend. If you have a large staff, you might limit each person to a specific amount of time.
Now that we’ve got your weekly meeting uplifted, it’s time to spruce up the monthly meeting!
The best part about this team meeting idea is that we already created the content to help!
A few months back we started sharing a video series on our YouTube page called “Uplift.” The videos are short, 1 to 1 ½ minute videos that include thoughts and quotes to inspire and motivate.
Our intention when we created this series was to shine light in an uncertain world. And we’d love to continue doing that by inviting you to use this series as an exercise during your monthly team meeting!
Here’s how it works:
Remember, change can be difficult, so give your staff grace and patience as you get started with this activity.
Here are some quick links to a few of the videos to help you get started:
Have fun with this and enjoy watching your staff shift to a more positive mindset as you continue with this exercise!
If you’re already doing an “employee of the month” type of recognition, way to go! You’re well on your way to showing appreciation to your staff.
If you don’t currently have some form of staff recognition, that’s okay too. There’s no time like the present!
Here at PCS, we instituted two recognition moments within our monthly meeting to encourage and uplift our staff.
Our core values are not just something we wrote down one day and never looked at again. No, quite the opposite! We live our PCS Core Values every day!
In fact, after kicking off our monthly meeting, we roll into recognizing staff members that went above and beyond and represented our PCS Core Values.
Curious about our PCS Core Values? We’re happy to share them with you!
PCS Core Values
Here’s how it works:
This activity helps breathe life into our company’s core values, and we’d love to encourage you to try it too!
We want our team members to feel appreciated for the hard work that they do, and I’m sure you feel the same about your team.
For team member of the month recognition, we created something unique to us and I encourage you to work with your own team to create something that’s unique for you.
We call ours the “PC Power-Up Award” and here’s how it works:
Our staff loves video games, especially Mario, so we themed our award using different “Power-Ups” depending on the person and achievements recognized. But be creative! Talk with your team and work together to build something that will be meaningful and encouraging to them.
We are thrilled to share the team meeting ideas in this article with you and can’t wait to hear more about how it helps to transform and uplift your team.
Please leave us a comment below with what you discover!
If you’re looking for more ideas on how to keep your staff motivated or how to overcome adversity, don’t forget to grab a copy of our guide Overcoming Adversity & Negative Self-Talk: Ways to Persevere Even in the Most Difficult Times.