As one of our company values says, “We strive to be world-class at what we do“, we want to build an organization with exceptional colleagues where we can learn from each other, as well as give and take constructive feedback to enhance our skills development. Often, the daily hustle and lack of time prevent us from taking moments to do something as simple as appreciating our colleagues’ work.
So… we decided to get down to work!
What is Appreciation Week at SimScale?
In the context of World Gratitude Day, we decided to dedicate a week to thank our colleagues for their invaluable contribution to making SimScale an amazing place to work. As such, everyone was invited to send their appreciation and kudos through our internal Slack channels, either publicly or privately. This activity was a wonderful reminder of the great team we have and the achievements we have been making in recent times.
Why does this matter?
At SimScale, we know that recognition and appreciation are vitally important topics for motivation and engagement. It allows us to see the impact of our individual contributions on corporate objectives, as well as to enhance the development of our colleagues. We are convinced that actions such as these contribute to the development of a culture of recognition that must be worked on and strengthened on a daily basis. For this reason, the ESG team is working on other initiatives that will soon be implemented. Stay tuned!
Are you appreciating your colleagues enough?
If the answer is no, we recommend that you take 10 minutes and write a nice message to a colleague thanking them for their effort and dedication! Not only does it feel great, but you can also make your colleague’s day! Would you like to thank a colleague but don’t know how to write it? Here are some tips.
To enhance the clarity and effectiveness of the message, we suggest that appreciations should be structured as follows:
Who? Include the person or group of people you want to appreciate.
What? Specify what the person did or is doing that merits appreciation.
How? Describe how their actions make you feel.
When? (optional) If you want to refer to a specific situation, you can include it separately or within the “what.”
Example: I would like to [appreciate/say thank you to] [Colleague name]. Every time I have an issue with [something], he/she/they is/are there to assist me. This makes me feel extremely safe and not unsure or scared at all if any problem arises.
Stay tuned for more insights into SimScale and see what the team has been up to on our @lifeatsimscale Instagram feed. Want to start your own SimScale story? Make sure to keep an eye on our careers page for possible openings!