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Celebrating Your Successes

Your dairy advisory team is providing you with new ideas and opportunities. It is important that you all step back from time to time and acknowledge your progress and celebrate your successes, both small and large.

The Importance of Celebrating Your Successes

Celebrate completion of the strategic-planning and goal-setting process. Celebrate achievement of key goals. Celebrate when the farm receives special recognition. Reward good effort.

Ways your team can celebrate success

  • Certificates, silly gifts, tickets to a game or show, photographs on the entrance door, hang balloons or a banner, or other tokens.
  • Chart progress in a public area.
  • Give praise in front of contemporaries.
  • Have a goals-achieved section of the agenda to give these extra recognition.
  • Look for opportunities to nominate your team for an appropriate award.
  • Share cake, ice cream or provide a meal before a meeting. Or just invite the team to come together for a social without a formal meeting.
  • Recognize the accomplishments of specific members of the team or farm operation in front of the team members.
  • Recognize the team in a farm newsletter.
  • Send a thank-you note.
  • Share your team successes with others in the industry.
  • Start the meeting by recognizing special accomplishments since the previous meeting.

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