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Love Week comes to Verve Search!

Why shouldn’t work be filled with happiness? So we started a little experiment that kinda blew out of control and showed just how much human beings truly love and care about each other – when you make ‘love and care’ a workplace “game”. (Vishen Lakhiani, CEO of Mindvalley)

 

Our CEO, Lisa received a lovely letter that brought a tear to her eye and a great big smile.

Our CEO, Lisa received a lovely letter in the post that brought a tear to her eye.

Love is in the air here at Verve thanks to the wonderful week that is Love Week.

These lilac flowers put a big smile on Joelah's face

These lilac flowers put a big smile on Joelah’s face.

Last week, Verve Search took part in Love Week. The idea is that for a five straight days you do something special for the person whose name you draw out of a hat. You become that person’s secret angel sending them anonymous gifts of flowers, chocolates, vouchers, bottles of brew and other fun gifts.

Mike grooms his beard with his new afro pick whilst reading 'The Dangerous Book for Boys'

Mike grooms his beard with his new afro pick whilst reading ‘The Dangerous Book for Boys’

The idea was devised back in 2010 by Mindvalley Publishing where everybody in the office gets to experience a little love and appreciation in the workplace for an entire week. After all, love and appreciation lead to happiness and happiness is known to boost productivity.

Mr Matt with his Mr Cool book

Mr Matt with his Mr Cool book.

Here’s  Mindvalley Founder and CEO Vishen Lakhiani, on his vision to make the world a more loving place during the week of love:

Cool huh? Love Week definitely provided the Verve office with good vibes. What was awesome was how creative some people got with their gift ideas. One employee got an afro pick for his beard from his secret angel. Others created word games, web pages, daisy chains and notes with sweet messages of appreciation and inspirational quotes. Of course, chocolate and cups of coffee were some of the best treats of all for a lot of us in this office!

Words of Wisdom from Ninas Angel (borrowed from Buddah)

Words of Wisdom from Nina’s Angel (borrowed from Buddah)

Although Love Week was devised to run alongside Valentine’s Day you don’t have to limit it to that time only. We at Verve plan to have Love Week throughout the year. Our next Love Week will be in July. Woohoo!

Heini's bouquet of tulips (notice how they colour almost matches her notebook)

Heini’s bouquet of tulips (notice how they colour almost matches her notebook)

Fancy trying out Love Week in your office? Here’s some rules to think about:

1) Everyone adds their names to a hat. You then draw names at random.

2) The name you draw is the person you you’ll be a secret angel to for the whole week. As a secret angel you should pamper, treat and surprise the person you chose for five days.

3) You must not let the person you’ve picked know you’re his/her Secret Angel. You can reveal yourself as a secret sngel to your person (if you wish) the following Monday.

4) Show the world how much love you’re giving and receiving! Join the movement with the hashtags #loveweek. Post your pictures, videos, and stories on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

A packet of Twirls made Manil very happy

A packet of Twirls made Manil very happy.

Remember that while you’re a secret angel someone else is being a secret angel to you. So you too will be receiving ‘love’ all week long.

Josie's personal bottle of Norfolk gin

Josie’s personal bottle of Norfolk gin

It’s true that we all feel happy when we feel loved and appreciated. A happy employee makes for a more productive employee. So, try out Love Week in your workplace and watch how this might change your company culture in remarkable ways.

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