Every October, The Institute of Financial Operations holds Recognition Week, giving companies an opportunity to honor the financial operations staff who keep the books and bills in order. The honoring usually involves purchasing a little token of appreciation from The Institute bookstore. This year, we decided to do something a little different.
Instead of encouraging companies to buy their teams a new water bottle, stress ball or other trinket, we would crown one lucky staff the official “2012 Financial Operations Dream Team.” A series of e-blasts and banner ads on The Institute’s website, FinancialOps.org, drove companies to an online form for nominating their team.
The stories were published online, giving the nominated staff the first point of recognition. We also designed a limited-edition Dream Team poster and mouse pad that companies can buy for their staff as a second point of recognition.
And this week, one exceptional team will be selected as the official 2012 Financial Operations Dream Team. Besides becoming the first team to hold the title, the winners will score some pretty cool prizes, including a $100 gift card for a team pizza party, complimentary registration to The Institute’s annual conference Fusion (up to $,1895 value), and the biggest honor of all – bragging rights for the next twelve months.