There was no better way to kick off the end of the (western) year celebration than by saying 'thanks' to those at Arm who had gone above and beyond in 2021. To celebrate this fact we launched the Arm Gratitude Awards (or AGAs)
The AGAs were an opportunity to show appreciation for Arm employees voted for by the employees. This could be someone who had helped out at work, or someone who deserved some recognition for their contributions to the team. Or that colleague who went the extra mile to make sure everyone stays connected while we were working from home or just made everybody smile on a daily basis, we categorized these to Wellbeing Warrior, Makes Fun Happen, Sunshine and Always Helpful awards. There were a lot of nominations which was fantastic to see, but our winners were;
Asha Mokashi, Ashwini Job, Rachael Breauninger, Rahul Behl, Manoj Kumar Ganapathineedi, Hannah Peeler, Divya Ghatke, Max Stenham, Rachael Tate, Limor Jhan, Mohammed Khan, Dani Oliver, Vineeth S Kuduvalli, Anubha Motwani, Jeff Fonseca & Chai Patel
Our award winners after being announced were overjoyed and below is some of the feedback,
"It’s humbling to be given this recognition because in all honesty helping each other is the basic tenet of an organisation like Arm. Personally, I enjoy helping others as I always get to learn something new!"
“I really feel its important we look after each other so fostering an environment where we feel safe, respected and welcomed is to me a big part of that.”
“Being recognised as a wellbeing warrior by sharing my personal experience on physical and mental health struggles makes me feel honoured and humbled. If I’ve managed to inspire a single individual to find their own path, it’ll all have been worth it”.
“I love that I work for a company that encourages us all to look after each other. Helping others and playing a small part in the Arm wide well-being efforts to help everyone thrive has been soul enriching and reward enough. I was really touched to receive special recognition for the Well-being Warrior Award.”
“I always try to make work a fun place to be. In return, being awarded special recognition for the Arm Sunshine Award certainly brought a smile to my face!”
"The culture of gratitude in conversations and team collaboration at Arm is fantastic. Thanks to all the wonderful colleagues at Arm."
One can consider themselves fortunate to work in a place, where fun is rewarded/recognized. 🙂 The old saying of, "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" is something that became more profound during pandemic/WFH, and I am happy to say, we were able to work with fun, various quizzes, activities and so on, kept us engaged and connected.
"I printed out few comments given during nominations by Colleagues, and have a look at it each day, helps me be sure that I be reason for someone's smile that day 😄. Thanks Arm."
Well done to all our winners and very well deserved.