Written Report (Assign 5)
have babies, get married, get sick, grow old, die, and engage in all kinds of other human
activities” (p. 538). People who run companies do well to remember the people who work for
them and their needs. Everyone needs to know the proper manners for celebrations and rites of
passage. There are many occasions that call for celebration, but here the focus is on company
anniversaries and when an employee gets married or has a baby (Baldrige, 1993).
Important anniversaries should be given special attention by all companies. This is the
best way to remind the press, customers, and employees of what has been achieved up to this
point and what to expect in the coming years. Companies will gain many rewards when
anniversaries are celebrated appropriately. Some of the benefits include: (a) uplifting of
employee attitudes and higher productivity, (b) putting a new face on the company, its products
and services, and (c) increasing sales. The tenth, twenty-fifth, fiftieth, hundredth, and each
following quarter is when the red carpet should be rolled out.
Planning the celebration is the
most critical part and should be handled appropriately (Baldrige, 1993).
One person should be put in charge of planning the celebration. Someone inspired,
artistic, organized, and knowledgeable about the company and coworkers. Employees should
also be involved in the planning and should be asked to provide their own ideas. Public
relations people should be involved to help with all media. Reasons for the celebration should
be well defined and a budget should be established. Anniversaries can take from five to ten
years to plan depending on the businesses’ size. Next, a list should be made of all people that
are to be a part of the celebration. The list should include employees, clients, vendors,