Things you need to know today and next week

It’s Friday, the end of a long work week and a welcome preamble to the weekend. Today, you’re wrapping up loose ends and preparing things to be addressed on Monday. But before you power down your computer, there are a few dates that you should keep in mind that may be important to you today and next week:  

March 6 - Employee Appreciation Day

Today is a great day to show appreciation to your employees for their dedication to the success of your team and company. Showing that you care doesn’t necessarily require an elaborate, expensive team outing—a small gesture like a “Thank you” card or buying your employee their favorite snack or a coffee can convey your gratitude. This is should be about acknowledging the ways that your employees contribute value to your team.

 

Employee Appreciation Day - March 6

 

March 6 - Holi Festival of Colors

It’s the Indian holiday of Holi, which is a popular Festival of Colors that celebrates the triumph of good over evil, as told by an ancient Hindu myth. Various colored powders are splashed onto crowds of people in commemoration and celebration of joy, happiness and loved ones. The different colors represent different things:red for love, green for prosperity, orange for success and pink for happiness.

Holi Festival of Colors

Photo credit: Lisa.davis

 

March 8 - Daylight Savings time

For those observing Daylight Savings in North America, Sunday is the time to “spring forward” and set your clocks one hour ahead. Unfortunately, this does mean that you will lose an hour of sleep, which may affect your sleep schedule, but this event indicates that spring is around the corner. Be sure to prepare for this change by getting to bed earlier, to be alert and refreshed on the road and at work. Ways to help your body adjust are to enjoy early morning sunlight outside this weekend and avoiding staying up late over the next few days.

 

Daylight Savings - March 8, 2014

 

March 14 - National Pi Day

So, this holiday may not affect the day-to-day operations of your business as much as the previously mentioned holidays, but it certainly is fun—especially to mathematics fans! Pi is considered an irrational number in mathematics and is unique because it continues infinitely without repetition or any patterns. Pi Day is celebrated all over the world each March 14 to commemorate the mathematical constant, π (pi), since the numbers 3, 1 and 4 are the first three digits of π in decimal format. This year is especially significant because the moment of 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 will match the sequence of pi!

 

Pi Day March 14

We hope that this short list was enjoyable and useful for you this Friday. We love to help you simplify your life and focus on what matters most, including providing solutions to help your organization run more efficiently. Learn more about how we can streamline your expense management program and help you see the big picture with Concur Travel & Expense.

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