Boss’s Day, aka National Boss Day or Bosses Day falls on Monday, October 17 this year. It’s a time to appreciate employers, managers and supervisors for their leadership, mentorship and inspiration. It is observed each year in the United States on October 16, or the nearest working day. This year the holiday falls on Monday, October 17. Most bosses don’t expect expensive gifts on this holiday, and typically coworkers pool their resources. Here are a few thoughtful ideas to to help you and everyone on your team say thanks for a year of inspiration and support:
To thank a boss for being ‘the life’ of the office: Give a living gift (of the plant variety) for his or her workspace like a succulent, a dish garden, or a small desk plant.
To thank a boss for mentoring and sharing their time: Make a donation to their favorite charity. It’s a very thoughtful way to show you care about the causes that are close to their heart.
To thank a boss that is away from the office: Set up a Facebook group or page and invite coworkers to join. Have everyone post a memorable moment with the boss. (Include photos if they are available.)
To thank multiple bosses in one office: Have a voting contest in the office similar to high school senior year with Most Friendly boss, Most Encouraging boss, Best Smile boss, Best Dressed Boss, Most Entrepreneurial boss, etc., and then make letter or legal size posters with their new titles to decorate their office doors.
Bonus Card messages for those at loss for words on Boss’s Day:
I am (we are) inspired by your tenacity, your work ethic, and outstanding leadership qualities. Thank you for all your encouragement and support.
Thank you for your cool, calm and collected leadership style, dedication and hard work.
Thanks for making our work (at X company) so much easier and fun.
Thanks for all you do for the team throughout the year.
Thanks for being the coolest boss.