A new service has been launched in time for Christmas that enables fish and chip operators to anonymously send messages of gratitude directly to their staff’s mobile phones in order to spread some festive cheer.
The joint initiative from The Burnt Chef Project and Morale, the world’s kindest social networking platform, is designed to boost wellbeing and recognise an individual’s value at one of the busiest times of the year.
Operators simply visit www.moraleboost.co.uk/bc, select a chosen message and add a number, and the anonymous message is sent in seconds and completely free of charge.
The Burnt Chef Project says research has shown that simple acts of gratitude are a great way to make people feel valued, while the impact of positive feedback is known to mitigate the negative effects of stress on a person’s performance. The same research, undertaken by neuroscientists, has shown that a human brain receives positive verbal affirmations in the same way as it does financial reward. In fact, giving a compliment is as much of a boost to dopamine levels as receiving a compliment.
On the partnership with Morale, Kris Hall, founder and CEO of The Burnt Chef Project, comments: “The Christmas and New Year period can be one of the most stressful times of year for those working in hospitality. That’s why, we’ve partnered with the team from Morale, the networking platform, to deliver a little bit of cheer and positivity at Christmas.
“Foodservice managers and operators can use the dedicated website to choose their morale-boosting message and quickly send this directly to their colleague’s phone for free – showing them just how much they’re valued and appreciated. The messages are regularly changed or updated, meaning multiple messages of gratitude can be sent across the period.”
Aldwyn Boscawen, founder of Morale, adds: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with The Burnt Chef Project to support the morale of those working tirelessly in the hospitality industry this Christmas time. We know just how gruelling this time of year, in particular, can be for the sector and so by spreading positivity, we know we can help the morale of the teams and individuals working so hard to serve their customers.”