Last Friday at the Next Generation of Government Summit, we launched #Hi5Fridays. The concept is simple: Hi5 at least 5 people each Friday.
Here are 10 reasons to High5 five people today:
- Hi5’s rock!
- You worked hard this week
- You will make five people feel great
- It’s a great way to build your teams spirit
- It’s an excuse to go for a “productive” walk
- Some people don’t get thanked or given positive reinforcement. Hi5’s do that.
- It’s super easy and fun
- It will make you feel good about yourself
- Most anti-huggers will Hi5
- It’s Friday!
Here is how to High5:
- Walk up to someone
- Say it’s #Hi5Friday
- Raise your hand
- Give them a Hi5
- Tell them to go Hi5 at least five other people and repeat this each Friday
- Then you repeat at least four more times.
Join the Hi5Fridays Group and post pictures and videos of your Hi5 awesomeness.
This is a great technique for getting some quick face time with people. And hey, #FistBumpFriday works too!
This reminds me of that guy who went around the world hugging people. I guess with all the senstitivities, we don’t do that, but it’s a shame! Unfortunately, if you are teleworking, this high five stuff doesn’t work (unless you do it with your dog).
I just Hi Fived my boss and about 10 people.
I am working at home today and high5 about 10 people on my to an from the coffee shop!
That is awesome Hal! Please also post it to GovLoop so folks here can see!
I love it. I work remotely occasionaly I also work with many other peers who work remotely so I just changed the font in my e-mail under wingdings or webdings and found a hand with 5 fingers extended so I gave my co-worker a virtual “high five” . I’ll keep spreading the good energy. Thanks and High5Friday back to ya!
I actually received TWO HUGS from my mentee today. (Its great being a mentor! Signed up yet?) I also gave my Tater two dog bones while I petted his head so I could enjoy him chewing them more. It’s been a tough two weeks. Mom had two “minor heart” surgeries I had FOUR dog sitters, and work stress.
@Lori, can you paste in your signiture high5. I want to add it to mine #awesome
This is a great way to add some fun for a hectic day!
Folks, let’s start using #Hi5Fridays as @JessicaNortley is already using #High5Fridays. She’s got a good thing going and I don’t want to dilute.
Sometimes, a simple thank you is the best recognition.
I’m a glass-half-full-type person. However, we have to be careful not to obscure the fact that you can’t make someone else feel something. The other person chooses to respond to you. So, it’s good to provide many positive options for someone to choose from.
A good Hi-Five can totally change your mood and alter your outlook on the day. More Hi-five’s are needed in the workplace.
Wow! This is funny….This past Friday I posted this High 5 to our team’s SharePoint site!
Last Friday, August 5, I got 3,500 people to Hi5 at Hatchshell in Boston.
This is a fantastic idea. Here at MDT we’re often walking in the hallways looking at the floor trying not to make eye contact. I try to smile and say hi to everyone, but this is even more engaging. I’m sure in the beginning, everyone will look at me like I’m crazy and think, “sheesh, what’s HR up to now?” 🙂