You know, I’ve never been interested in getting overt praise or anything like that, but rather being understood and recognized. I think most people can agree with that.
And being a “web guy” it’s been even harder, at times, to feel like the rest of the organization really “gets” what we do (or even cares).
Now, I’ll admit, I’ve had a distinct pleasure (and fortune) to work in businesses that do understand the value that myself and my team bring to the organization but I hear too many stories of that “uncelebrated web guy” doing great things day in and day out without the slightest bit of notice.
Yes, we are a weird bunch and we speak in a language more foreign that Hebrew and our jokes are stupidly-not-funny at times… but we’re human beings first, just like you!
Please, take a moment and give your web guy a hug; give him a Starbucks card or something, let him know that you appreciate his work at keeping the web in check. Don’t let your web guy go uncelebrated.