The whole 37signals thing gathered in Chicago for a pow wow last week. How do we start a meeting? By celebrating.

No confetti or streamers. Just a recap of everything we’ve accomplished since we met last (we hold full-team meetings every few months). We tick off the accomplishments and let the champions of each one explain what happened and what was learnt. Plus, they get to bask in a bit of glory for (presumably) a job well done.

It’s easy for businesses to get caught up with looking forward all the time. Or to focus on problem areas. But it’s also smart to take a few minutes to look in the rearview mirror and review how far you’ve come. Celebrate your progress. Consider it morale fuel.