Every opportunity should be taken to celebrate both individual and team successes, however large and however small. Occasions when a team should celebrate should most certainly be linked with goal setting and, as discussed on an earlier blog, celebrations should form part of the leaders strategy in how is to shape his peak performance team.
Leaders should keep an eye out for individuals who have made significant achievements in moving team efforts towards its goal and, particularly when the individual has achieved success beyond his/her experience and/or technical ability. Celebrations can a simple as an email announcement to a full blown team gathering. Celebrations share positives, and help to inspire and motivate others within the team. If a team is under performing celebrating success becomes increasingly important.