It becomes a bothersome task if a man has to present flowers, especially to his associate or co-worker. Sometimes, it could also lead to embarrassment if the right flowers are not chosen. Hence, it is imperative that flowers are aptly chosen for the occasion. Sending roses may not always be the right choice. Roses represent true love, and sending roses would be taken in the right spirit if they had to be sent to a dear friend or a lover. However, if roses are sent to your workmate, then it would be viewed as an obvious display of affection. Hence, make the right decision by choosing the right flowers so that they are well accepted – and appreciated too.
Given below are some tips which would help in saving potential headaches and embarrassment. It is thus advised that the right flowers be chosen, especially if it is for an office colleague.!
a) Co-worker illness
It is a customary practice to send flowers or flower arrangements to office colleagues who are not keeping well. This is to pass on that everyone thinks and cares about them. The people receiving those flowers also feel happy and satisfied in the knowledge that he or she is remembered by other office colleagues. Sunflower arrangements are usually sent if a person is not keeping well. Sunflowers have the ability to uplift a person’s moods. Hence, they are the preferred choice. It is imperative that hospital policies need to be adhered to before sending a flower bouquet or flower arrangements to someone in hospital. Many hospitals adhere to strict rules and regulations. Hence, before placing an order, make sure that the hospital allows bouquets.
b) Death of a loved one
If an office colleague loses his loved one, then flowers are the ideal choice and a flower arrangement can be sent to their house. Also include a hand written sympathy letter or a card, so that the act is more personal. Normally, tulips and irises in dull shades of purple, yellow and blue are the preferred choices.
Sending a beautiful flower arrangement or a bouquet of lilies to an office colleague could be well appreciated. It would make the entire office environment bubby and joyful. Do not be very selective about sending bouquets only to the office secretary or the receptionist as it would lead to favoritism – and it would not be well appreciated. Be unbiased so that employee morale is maintained and it does not cause a reverse effect. The entire motive behind sending flowers would be to no avail.
d) New Additions to the Family
If one of your employees has become a new parent, send an arrangement of flowers to the maternity ward. Don’t worry about pinks for girls and blues for boys, just stay with bright colors of seasonal flowers such as tulips or hydrangeas in the spring and summer months.
Flowers are best way of making up a fight or a misunderstanding. Simple flower arrangements or a bouquet, along with handwritten cards, are ideal for healing hurt feelings. Do not go overboard as this would look as if you are bribing the opposite person. Make sure flowers such as orchids are selected, and a small arrangement of orchids is made. Orchid flowers are the preferred choice if matters have to be sorted out.