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Happy Labor Day!

I hope everyone is enjoying our shift from summer to Fall! I’m very much a summer person so this is not the time of year I look forward to as much, but it will be nice to turn down the A/C!

Labor Day is a good time to say “Thanks!” to our employees for all they do. If your employees don’t physically come to the office these days, are you remembering to reach out and remind them that you do appreciate their efforts?

I read an article the other day about quiet quitting where people reportedly accomplish minimal amounts of work, basically just enough to get through the work day. So how do we keep people motivated, especially if we’re not seeing them on a day-to-day basis?

I remember the old adage “out of sight, out of mind.” That can be especially true these days, but I think we can also ignore people when they are in sight. I’ve certainly passed opportunities to express appreciation for people I worked with because I ass

umed that they’d continue doing what they were doing. We simply can’t afford to do that anymore.

One of the things I’ve learned from Covid is not to take as much for granted. While there is no doubt that this pandemic created a lot of angst, I hope we can retain the things it did teach us. We do need to more frequently express our appreciation for the everyday activities people perform. Not only is it the right thing to do and can help us better connect with each other, in this time of labor shortages and people searching for meaning, it’s a reminder that work is important and affects multiple people.

So during this Labor Day week, make a point to thank as many people as you can. The work we do, regardless of what it is, affects our community at large. We need to remember that!

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