The transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way. An inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (such as a religious practice or a social custom); a belief or story or a body of beliefs or stories relating to the past that are commonly accepted as historical though not verifiable
Here are just a few opportunities you might want to consider for creating a fun, creative ritual or tradition around in your workplace:
1) Start of the week tradition:
Something that jump starts people’s attitudes or reminds them of the biggest priority of the week.
2) End of the week tradition:
Something that could celebrate your team’s top successes.
3) A different tradition for each day of the week.
For example: Fun Dance Mondays, Tacky ties Tuesday, High Five Wednesdays, Third Person Thursdays (where everyone refers to themselves in the 3rd person), Fun Food Fridays.
4) Start of the morning ritual.
5) End of the day ritual.
6) A ritual to kick off each quarter.
7) A tradition to celebrate the end of fiscal year.
8) Traditions around welcoming new employees and making them feel part of the team.
9) A start of the summer season tradition.
10) A ritual that kicks off every meeting and/or ends every meeting. A ritual that every meeting participant must adhere to before making a presentation at a meeting.
11) Traditions around celebrating employees’ birthdays
12) A tradition that celebrates the founding date of your company.
13) A tradition that celebrates every big sale over a certain amount.
14) A tradition that celebrates each time your organization takes on a new major client.
15) A tradition that celebrates a certain monetary milestone or number of customers.
16) A tradition that celebrates milestones of accident-free workdays.
17) A ritual that celebrates some of the offbeat holidays, such as “International Talk Like a Pirate Day”.