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Featured Flower Friday ~ Thoughtful Lily Bouquet

Thoughtful Lily Bouquet
Thoughtful Lily Bouquet

Every Friday I have the hardest time picking out a single flower arrangement to share with everyone that I find stunning, or that simply catches my eye or my mood. This Friday is no exception as they are all so beautiful. So struggled as I may, I managed to narrow it down to the one posted above – the Thoughtful Lily Bouquet

I selected the Thoughtful Lily Bouquet because this week symbolizes thanks for what office staff, secretaries and Administrative Professionals do in order to keep a business running smoothly. I felt this flower arrangement fitting as it is as stunning as those professionals that work diligently to insure the company’s needs are being met. So here is to all the office staff, secretaries, and Administrative Professionals or whatever title you choose to go by – You are appreciated, by your not only bosses but customers as well. Thank you!

Is it Okay to send your Male Office Staff flowers for Secretaries/Administrative Professional Day?

For All You Do Bouquet by FTD
For All You Do Bouquet by FTD

This can be a two-fold question in today’s society, “Is it okay to send a male office staff flowers for Secretaries/Administrative Professional Day?” Nowadays, bosses are both of the male and female gender so in order to respond to this question, it has to be looked at from both angles.

Male boss: If you are a male boss of a male office staff you can send flowers, however, it would be better suited under the circumstances to send a gift basket of fruit, candy, or various other gourmet items; or send a plant and pass on the flowers.

Female Boss: If you are a female boss of a male office staff you can send flowers however you may want to consider any conflicts it could bring to your male employee if they have a spouse or significant other that may feel off by this gesture. It will depend on how long you have had this employee, how well you know them, and can even be variant upon your own marital status. You do not want to give the wrong message. By attaching a card with a clear message of your appreciation for the employees’ hard work will help take any possibly awkwardness out of the situation. When in doubt send a gift basket or a plant.

As much as it would be nice to say that the views have come around to gifting of flowers is universal, there are still some of the old idealism that only women should receive flowers, and that it is okay for women to be acknowledged by flowers by either a male or a female. Flowers have been pegged as feminine due to their beauty and alluring fragrance. This is a bit disheartening because men have reported that they enjoy receiving flowers even when they may not openly express it in front of co-workers. However, use your best discretion on how well you know the employee personally.

Here are some gift suggestions that will work well under either circumstance:

Fruit and Chocolate Gift Basket
Fruit and Chocolate Gift Basket

Fruit and Chocolate Gift Basket

Dish Garden
Dish Garden

Dish Garden

Gourmet Fruit Basket
Gourmet Fruit Basket

Gourmet Fruit Basket

Gourmet Picnic Basket
Gourmet Picnic Basket

Gourmet Picnic Basket

Bountiful Deli Gourmet Basket
Bountiful Deli Gourmet Basket

Bountiful Deli Gourmet Basket

Administrative Professionals Week

   Administrative Professionals Week is also known as Professional Secretaries 08s100.jpg08s100.jpg08s100.jpg08s100.jpgWeek.  This year that will occur April 21 to 25.  The week is a time to 08s100.jpggive praise and thanks to support staff for their contributions to company success as well as for their own accomplishments.  Research by Texas A&M University shows that a gift of flowers produces a natural lift in mood and creates a lasting memory that will boost productivity.

The research further shows that flowers and plants helps improve one’s ability to solve problems and generate new ideas.   

“Our study shows that adding flowers and plants to a work environment can be very meaningful to businesses in the modern economy,” said Roger Ulrich, Ph.D., lead Texas A&M researcher. “People’s productivity, innovation and creative problem solving, improved – which in certain circumstances could mean the difference between mild and great business success.”   

Rebecca Cole, author of Flower Power and host of Discovery Channel’s Surprise by Design offers an additional perspective. “Giving flowers is a loud, proud, sophisticated way of saying ‘I appreciate all you do.’ They’re a great way to build a strong, lasting professional relationship,” said Cole.

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