23 Story-Worthy Moments At Work 💙
Get inspiration from these 23 employee story prompts for you and your team.
1. Connected Virtual Culture - Just because you're not in the cube next door doesn't mean you're not crushing it with your hybrid team. Recognize 'em with a story.
2. “Just Doing My Job” - Hearing this often means, “I’m giving it my all because I care.” This is a great chance to give credit where it's due and when least expected.
3. First Impressions - Whether it's a new hire or the first time working with someone - that first interaction was etched into your brain. Perfect moment to share a story.
4. A Surprise Mentor - When you've been around the block, you owe your sage advice to others. Share positive feedback and reinforce what matters with a story.
5. Perfectly-timed Help - So, you thought you could do it alone. When someone shows up at just the right time to lend a hand or their back … give them a story.
6. First of Anything - It's not easy to break from the status quo, to introduce something new, or to take a chance - applaud those who try new things big and small.
7. Project Progress - Big project with lots of milestones? Applaud small wins and lessons learned. Use stories to show progress and appreciation at the same time.
8. Customer Feedback - It’s validation that your efforts matter. Share a story to make sure “everyone” involved realizes their connection and contribution to customer success.
9. Wins (and losses) - Celebrate wins and the small victories in defeat. Ring the bell by sharing a story. It's one thing to be loud, it's another to remember why.
10. Company Initiatives - Build support by recognizing examples that highlight the positive impact and good things that come from new priorities and investments.
11. Intern Impact - Give them the gift knowing that their contribution mattered. Sharing intern success stories also make you really attractive to top candidates.
12. Personal Achievements - Maybe they finished school while working or earned a volunteer award from the charity your organization supports - applaud personal accomplishments with a story.
13. Capture Lessons Learned - Behind every lesson-learned there's a story that can make us all better next time around. Be bold and share it.
14. New Hire Welcome - It feels great to know that you're making a splash when you dive in as someone new. Welcome them with a story when you see them support your values.
15. Applaud Team Spirit - Some show pride when it's needed most. They surprise you with their energy and positivity. Applaud them for reminding us we belong to something cool.
16. Partnership Progress - Build strong relationships with partners by recognizing the small successes that you've achieve together.
17. Exceeding Expectations - When you get more than what you expect, someone did more than what was expected of them. Let them know by sharing a story.
18. O’ Shoot Moments - Made a wrong step but it all worked out? Recognize those who came through. Then, capture a story so others can learn.
19. Wearing Many Hats - Some people balance a lot because necessity calls for it. There's a story in what they accomplish wearing those hats and it deserves to be shared.
20. Hidden Talents - “Wow, where did you learn to do that?” When surprise skills and undiscovered talent shows up big, give em props with a story.
21. Volunteer Efforts - Those who give back make our communities and companies better. Share their story to inspire a culture that stands for good.
22. Organize This! - Behind the scenes it was no easy task to pull off that 100 person zoom call. When they pull together all the pieces, share a story to show them it rocked.
23. Fun and Laughs - Work can be serious right now. Recognize those who raise the fun factor for everyone. It takes good people to lighten things up. Their unique ideas deserve a story.
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