Cliff Maroney February 12, 2013 | 06:18:16

A Valentine To My PR Co-Workers

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and while the office may not be where the heart is, there’s no reason why you can’t spread the love to the people you spend a majority of your day with– your co-workers. According to Business Insider, the average person will spend over 90,000 hours at work (in PR this is probably 100,000 hours) with fellow employees. Yet, despite being in close proximity for hours on end, we often forget about how much we appreciate them. So, this Valentine’s Day, why not show your colleagues and even clients, how much you care.

Skinny Vanilla Latte, Two Pumps
This is so simple, but in the act of getting to know your co-workers, learning their coffee order is a thoughtful gesture – oh yes, and then bring it to them!

Do Double Duty
Offer to help a co-worker take on a monumental task that will benefit everyone in the office. Devise a brilliant company marketing plan, explore potential new business leads, or do something as simple as cleaning out storage space or replenishing the snack drawer.

Give an APP-ropriate Present
Candy is dandy, but why not gift your co-workers with info on a few cool, time-saving apps that will make their job easier? Try Evernote or Pages, for example.

Words do Speak Loudly
Take a second to congratulate a colleague on a job well-done, or just stop by their desk to see how they are doing. You may not only make someone’s day, but you can also help build rapport around the office. In addition, don’t be afraid to extend appreciation to your clients as well – everyone deserves a little love.

Cats on YouTube
OK, not every five minutes, but do send a laugh-inducing video to brighten your colleagues’ day, whatever stress their workload may have brought, YOU have just lessened it!
Have any other great Valentine’s Day office tips? Be sure to leave them in the comments section below.

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