This is a really good idea right now. So many people, from the IT folks who are keeping everything running remotely, to the people getting work done for your organization while also juggling kids, or elderly parents, and on to the folks coming up with really creative ways to solve problems, are doing amazing work right now. Do you even notice?
Make them the star attraction. During this pandemic, everyone is going above and beyond. Some days it takes extraordinary effort to perform even the ordinary activity. This is especially the case for invisible work — tasks we take for granted or underestimate the amount of effort involved. Celebrate unsung heroes and feature them prominently in companywide communications. Most executives are communicating weekly with their teams. Why not start each week’s missive calling out the effort expended by someone who seldom takes center stage?