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Posted by Tara Doherty on 12/20/22 8:00 AM

In the midst of the holiday season, with only a few weeks left in 2022, motivation may feel like it’s at an all-time low. People are prepping for holiday PTO and teams are starting to wind down EOY projects. If this resonates with you, it might be time to employ one or more hail-mary strategies to end the fiscal year on a high note.

In this week’s blog feature, our team is here to help teams everywhere get across the finish line with these expert strategies.


Make your all hands a holiday party. 

Holiday parties are great for many reasons — besides being an excuse to hang with your work pals, these festive fetes are the perfect opportunity to celebrate individual successes such as promotions and recognize ways people helped drive the business forward. By highlighting an individual’s successes, you create a moment of recognition where people feel seen and valued. 

Holiday parties also provide a space for cross-departmental communication. Outside of the day-to-day work chat, coworkers have more time to talk about their personal lives and bond on a more human level. Fun ideas like photo booths and interactive games are fun ways to engage employees and get them excited about the company that they work for. A positive work culture goes a long way.

EOY recap highlighting team successes.

Q4 is an ideal time to recognize company achievements that wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing people that work together to make a company successful. Putting together an end-of-year recap can remind employees of all they have accomplished. It can be easy to forget a big project or miscellaneous task once it has been completed, but all projects and tasks, regardless of scope and time invested matter.

Seeing everything come together in a recap video or holiday eCard can create a sense of accomplishment and pride that might be the boost employees need to move their goals across the Q4 finish line. 


Celebrate, motivate, and appreciate people with a gift of their choice. 

End-of-year gifting aligns perfectly with the holiday season and has incredibly become expected by professionals everywhere. However, there has always been the chance that the gift you decide to give will go wrong… until now. When done correctly, gifting has the power to make people feel appreciated, engaged, and seen by the company they work for. Our Gifting Experts have two foolproof gifting solutions that are guaranteed to delight: first, invite teams to select the gift of their choice that fits their unique interests and needs. 

Second, make it easy and appreciate people online. Thanks to our Online Gifting Platform, you can easily appreciate one or many people with gifts of choice in just a few clicks. All you need is their email address. Plus, people don’t have to be home or in the office to receive their gift if it’s in their inbox. If celebrating in person is more of your style, our Gifting Experts can meet you almost anywhere with our adaptable and impressive Pop-up Shops. 

Did you know that implementing a Q4 incentive program has the potential to increase employee productivity by 44%? 🤯 It’s true. Closeout Q4 with any of these strategies to inspire and motivate your teams across the finish line.

Learn more about our variety of solutions and how impactful gifting with choice can be — connect with our Gifting Experts. We can’t wait to tell you more!

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