Welcome to “50 Ways to WOW Your Others!” Based on the popular song, “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” these creative ideas will help you create WOW experiences for everyone around you – at work and at home!
Help someone else achieve their dreams. Maybe you have contacts, connections or some specialized knowledge that will help them accomplish a part of their plan they can’t do on their own. It’s a wonderful feeling to help someone else accomplish this!
Share someone’s accomplishments with their loved ones and let them participate in the kudos. Most of us have families that don’t really know what we do or how good we are at our job. Send a letter, card or thank you gift to an associate’s significant others, telling them how great the associate is, and ask them to give the card to the associate.
Offer to train, coach or mentor someone Train, coach or mentor someone. You have a lot of expertise that you probably take for granted. Figure out what you’re great at and offer to help someone else in that area.
Hold back a biting comment or excessive criticism. If someone’s done something wrong, they’re probably beating themselves up about it. If it doesn’t need to be said, refrain from saying anything else to make it worse.
Give someone a nice weekend away at a great resort. Every once in a while we all need a short break away from everything… just for a day or two. It’s even more special if it’s on someone else’s dime!
Volunteer to help someone for free; arrange opportunities for others to do so, as well. It doesn’t matter if it’s someone you know, or a total stranger. On an episode of TV’s “Extreme Home Makeover” a group of construction workers thanked the company owner for allowing them to help (on their FREE weekend time) with such an important and worthwhile project!
Poke fun at something in your workplace that allows you to have a laugh with customers. At my eye doctor’s office, they set up the joke by saying they offer high fashion eyewear to their favorite patients …then presented me with the “fashion eyewear” pictured!