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BHT Thrive: Success

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Develop ways of recognising and celebrating one another. Success is not about getting from A to B, it’s about mastering a way of working that fosters creativity, fulfilment and personal investment, enabling us to want to make progress continuously.


Things to consider

  • What are impactful ways to recognize others at work?
  • When can you provide recognition?
  • How can you provide recognition?
  • How does each team member like to be recognised?
  • What makes the team feel valued?

Recognition - top tips!

  • Recognition is everyone's job - it is not just for managers
  • Remember to celebrate the small wins too
  • Be sure you recognise and thank everyone for their efforts - a thank you goes a long way
  • Share feedback - no matter how big or small, from a patient, carer, family member, colleague…

Recognition - learning from the ambulance service

For Managers: Top-tips-for-managers_Final.pdf (

For Individuals: Top-tips-for-individuals_Final.pdf (

Ideas for celebrating success and giving recognition

Ask for nominations for:

  • Star of the shift/day
  • Most positive person of the day
  • Things that made you giggle

Just because…

  • Verbal praise: a sincere ‘thank you’ goes a long way!
  • Written praise: an email or card can mean a lot
  • Social events - virtual or in person
  • Team away day
  • BHT CARE awards nominations
  • BHT Thank You/Well Done Cards: contact the OD and Engagement Team to request your cards
  • "You've been mugged" - fill a mug with a few little treats and leave it on a colleague's desk/in their locker to show your appreciation for them - ask them to continue and do it for someone else