Category Archives: The WOWplace Rules

We can all create WOW’s by following a few simple rules… The WOWplace Rules

50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #45: Be the Opposite

Tip #45: Be the opposite If no one else is doing something, you do it; if everyone is doing it, you do something else. Don’t let excuses hold you back! Not to pick on the construction industry, but almost every … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #44: “I’m so happy to see you/hear from you!”

Tip #44: “I’m so happy to see you/hear from you!” Enthusiastically and cheerfully greet everyone – in person and on the phone. Make them feel special and welcome! One of the greatest compliments I’ve received (from many people) is that I … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #42: Create a “Brag Board”

Tip #42: Create a “Brag Board” Put up a bulletin board to allow associates to “brag” on family, friends and co-workers. Encourage items that help co-workers get to know each other better, as well as giving a shout-out to a … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #40: Recognize and Praise Someone’s Skills, Knowledge or Accomplishment

Tip #40: Recognize and praise someone’s skills, knowledge or accomplishment Be as specific as possible. Generic praise is nice, but specific accolades are much more meaningful. Studies show that peer praise is often more meaningful than praise from leaders; however, this … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #39: “Can we do lunch?”

Tip #39: “Can we do lunch?” Invite someone you don’t know (or don’t know well) to lunch. This promotes teamwork and a sense of belonging, as well as making executives and team leaders more human and relatable. One factor that … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #38: Make Something Better, Easier, Faster

Tip #38: Make something better, easier, faster. Improve a process everyone struggles with; share the improvement. Find a way to fix a common problem and share it! Many people struggle with inefficient and/or confusing processes in the office. If you’re … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #37: Decorate Someone’s Desk, Cubicle or Office

Tip #37: Decorate someone’s desk, cubicle or office. Do it up right on their birthday, anniversary, graduation, or other big life events. What a WOW it would be to come in and find your work area festooned with balloons, streamers, signs … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #36: Institute Motivational Meeting Openers and Closers

Tip #36: Institute motivational meeting openers and closers. Open and/or close every meeting with something positive shared by an attendee. Set a new tone for your meetings with one or two minutes of positive sharing. So many meetings begin with … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #28: Create Funny Stuff

Tip #28: Create funny stuff Make light of a situation to prevent it from becoming too “heavy.” Use public humor – rather than public scolding or accusation – to make a point. At my sister’s workplace, one department started losing … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #27: Share Funny Stuff

Tip #27: Share funny stuff Boost spirits by sending people (tasteful) greeting cards, cartoons, gifts – anything comical. If it’s personally relevant, it’s even better! There are so many things on the Internet, on TV (Jeff Foxworthy’s “You might be … Continue reading

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