I truly love every member of the Fort Worth team and I know we all appreciate the commitment and focus everyone brings to the store each day. We have found a unique and fun way to communicate how much we appreciate members of our team by ending each meeting or training class with “Appreciation Time.” We go around the room and give anyone the opportunity to say why they appreciate someone at the table and why they are special to our team. It’s heartening to see how emotions run high during this time and we often get a little choked up. We also have a board in the break room where anyone can write and post an appreciation. Another way we appreciate our colleagues, who they are as a person and what they bring to the store and our customers centers around birthdays. We ask employees who are celebrating a birthday to share 5 FUN facts about themselves that we may not know. These are posted in the break room and have been a fun way to get to know each other better and even laugh a little more.
— Ron, Fort Worth Store, 8.5 years