S3 E6: The Art of Appreciation, with Megan Paige

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef
February 26, 2024

It’s not just in your head—we’ve all felt underappreciated at work at one point or another. So how can managers and HR cultivate an environment where people, not just their accomplishments, are appreciated? 

Megan Paige, CMO of Snappy, stops by the pod to chat with Hebba about the art of appreciation and implementing employee appreciation strategies that go beyond simply recognizing workplace accomplishments. Hear why she believes there is no ROI for gratitude and why, sometimes, recognition campaigns backfire, leaving employees feeling like the entire thing was just part of a “to-do” list that needed to be checked off. 

And later, Megan shares her top tips for creating authentic shared experiences in a remote work environment and reveals the best ways to show appreciation for your team.


Snappy is the award-winning B2B gifting platform that takes all of the guesswork out of gifting and helps companies build cultures of gratitude and appreciation. Send gifts to anyone (employees, customers, co-workers) for any occasion (birthdays, holidays, Employee Appreciation Day – coming up March 1, hint hint!). Choose the perfect gift from Snappy’s extensive gift offerings, create custom swag, or send gift options and let your recipient pick! They put in their own address, and Snappy takes care of the rest. It’s fast, easy, and delightful! 

 Go to https://www.snappy.com/ihateithere to sign up for free and start gifting today.


The Predictive Index (PI) is an award-winning talent optimization platform that aligns business strategy with people strategy for optimal business results. More than 60 years of proven science, software, and a curriculum of insightful management workshops make PI the solution for any company looking to design great teams and culture, make objective hiring decisions, foster engagement, and inspire greatness in their people anywhere in the world. More than 10,000 clients and 480+ partners use PI—including Nissan, Citizens Bank, Subway, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Omni Hotels—across 90+ countries. Learn more at https://www.predictiveindex.com/.


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Follow Megan:

Website: https://www.snappy.com/ihateithere

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meganclevelandpaige/


Follow Hebba: 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ihateit-here/videos

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/hebba-youssef

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hebbamyoussef

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef