Let’s Celebrate National High Five Day — Thursday, April 18!

sl3_1240_645-300x109Have you heard? This Thursday, April 18th, is National High Five Day! That’s right…National High Five Day.

I can hear you asking, “What do you do on National High Five Day? Go around giving everybody you see a high five?” The answer is…“Well, yes, as a matter of fact.” And can you imagine how fun it would be? There is no such thing as an unhappy high five.

A group of students at the University of Virginia declared the first National High Five Day in 2002. Today, people all across the country celebrate the day and help raise money for the National High Five Project. (Find out more here: nationalhighfiveproject.org)

Even if you’re just finding out about this unique holiday, you can still “take it up top” with your own team to celebrate and boost morale.

Can you recall a time when you high-fived someone? What were you thinking and feeling? High-fives are gestures of celebration and congratulation—they’re about success! Sports teammates use a high-five to celebrate goals, touchdowns and home runs.

But the high-five also pops up when people feel connection, affirmation, accomplishment, and when they share something in common. That’s what work teams who work well together do—they share, connect and affirm as they accomplish together. And here’s the key…the more teams share, connect and affirm, the more productive they’ll be and the more they’ll accomplish!

So, celebrate National High Five Day with your employees. Give them a high-five for what’s right and going well. Not only will it improve their morale, it will increase productivity!

Need some ideas on how to celebrate? Here are 5 No Cost Ways To High Five With Your Team.

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