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Since 1970, each year over 1 billion people across 190 countries unite to celebrate Earth Day and the modern environmental movement. Earth Day falls on April 22nd each year. Recently, more and more companies have begun to start green initiatives to help save the Earth and reduce their footprint. Studies show that over 71% of global greenhouse emissions contributing to global warming come specifically from 100 companies, among other negative environmental impacts. Check out these alarming statistics from Rubicon:
Inclusivity and diversity have become very important topics for businesses in the past few years. Many are focusing on inclusivity because of appearance concerns, while others genuinely care about having an inclusive culture at work.
Employee wellbeing has become a bit of a buzzword in recent years, and for good reason—it can have a huge impact on your business. Focusing on employee wellbeing initiatives can be a great way to boost employee engagement and motivation, which can help with your bottom line.
The first day of spring is March 20th, but depending on where you live it might be here sooner than you think. It’s never too early to get out of hibernation and start planning something for your team to look forward to, especially after a long winter. Whether your team is remote, in-person, or anything in between there is a plethora of spring team building activities and ideas to bring everyone together.
Trust lays the foundation for everything else in the workplace. According to a 2017 Harvard Business Review study, people in a high-trust workplace had 74% less stress, 106% more energy at work, and 50% higher productivity. A team that trusts each other will be more comfortable, cohesive, and confident, resulting in more success. They will communicate more effectively and ultimately be better employees. Building trust in the workplace is essential if you want to be as successful as possible. However, that is often easier said than done.
St Patrick’s Day, celebrated annually on March 17th, is a great opportunity to improve engagement, have some fun with your colleagues, and boost morale. As it approaches, everyone is looking forward to holiday celebrations and enjoying the company of others. Whether your team is working remotely or in person, there are plenty of creative ideas to celebrate together. Below we will highlight some of our favorite St Patrick’s day team building activities that will surely shake your team’s shamrocks.
Holidays are always a great excuse to get the team together and lift everyone’s spirits, especially while working remotely. St Patrick’s Day is no exception. The famous holiday, celebrated annually on March 17th, is typically a day of merriment, dancing, feasting, and drinking. This St Patrick’s Day, TeamBonding has great ideas for your remote team’s enjoyment. One thing to note is virtual St Patrick’s Day team building activities are just as fun as getting together in person. Pull out your best green attire and get ready to party your shamrocks off.
Employee appreciation day 2023 is coming up soon. If you’re a boss, business owner, or leader, you need to start preparing so you can treat your employees and show them how much you care. Employee appreciation day is the perfect opportunity to give employees the thanks and recognition they deserve for their hard work.
On the fourth Thursday of each April, more than 37 million people participate in Bring Your Child to Work Day, which this year falls on Thursday, April 27th, 2023. (more…)
What is Administrative Professionals Day 2023 & When is it? Administrative Professionals Day (also known as Administrative Assistant Day, Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is a day to highlight the important role of secretaries, assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support, which is observed in several countries. This year, Administrative Professionals Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
Get to Know Each Other as People, Not Just Professionals. We’re all so much more than our job titles. We have interests that may have drawn each of us to our roles and helped us excel within them. A common challenge at work is the lack of opportunity for employees to connect with their colleagues beyond just their job duties. This can lead to a limited sense of connection among the team. But there is a solution: get to know you team building activities. There are easy and fun team building icebreaker activities that can help you and your team bond and get to know each other as more than just co-workers.
When you think of work-related skills and soft skills, things like communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and initiative probably come to mind. While those are all important, there is another skill that often gets overlooked — emotional intelligence in the workplace.
More often than not, modern-day leaders tend to care more about holding on to their titles and position and less about the quality of work and the team they are tasked with leading. Additionally, many forget that leadership activities and leadership exercises that continually develop their skills are essential. Being a successful leader requires specific personality traits, none of which have anything to do with the title that appears next to someone’s name.
Imposter syndrome has become a bit of a buzzword in recent years, and for good reason—it’s something that many of us struggle with. A review article published in the International Journal of Behavioral Science estimated that 70% of people experience imposter syndrome at some point in their lives. And imposter syndrome at work has become ever so common.
In today’s business climate, it’s not enough for companies to produce great products at reasonable prices. Customers and employees alike expect the companies they do business with to use their resources and influence to bring positive change to the world. In this article, we will highlight the benefits of CSR (corporate social responsibility) and why companies should make this strategy a focus.
A strong organizational culture is the backbone of your company, but it is something that many often overlook. Your company culture is the shared values, practices, and attitudes of those in your company, and it impacts every aspect of your business. A 2019 Glassdoor study found that 77% of adults evaluate company culture before applying, with 73% saying they wouldn’t apply if the company’s values don’t align with their own. From employee motivation and satisfaction to your financial success, organizational culture is a vital part of your business.
Valentine’s Day is the sweetest holiday of the bunch. The energy created between sweethearts is second to none, but creating energy within your team is equally as important. Not sure what to do for employees on Valentine’s Day? Below we will highlight some fantastic Valentine’s Day team building activities that can also function as meeting energizers. They work with onsite staff as well as staff you have out there in the virtual world.
In the past, businesses could get by if they had a great product or service. However, modern consumers are increasingly looking for companies that care about social issues and have a positive impact. According to a 2019 Aflac survey, 77% of consumers are motivated to purchase from companies committed to making the world better. Social purpose now plays a huge role in the decisions of consumers, and businesses need to accommodate that.
One of the most significant advantages of hiring interns is the opportunity to select and develop your future talent. A survey from Bridge states employers have reported converting more than half of qualified interns into full-time hires. However, interns must learn about the company and position and interact with staff members to make this happen. This can be accomplished through Internship Onboarding or Internship Orientation, either held virtually or in person.
It’s a team meeting day, and some of your employees have shown up with disruptive behaviors in tow. Ed won’t let anyone get a word in edgewise. And a few employees at the end of the conference table are holding an obvious gossip session – as they point and laugh at Ed. Not to mention about half the room keeps rolling their eyes and checking their watches. A common case of disruptive behavior in the workplace.
How do you embrace team cooperation skills in the workplace? For an organization to run smoothly and meet its goals, it is important to foster a work environment that supports collaboration amongst colleagues. Unfortunately for most organizations, team cooperation does not occur naturally. Thus you must make an effort and take steps to help build and sustain a cooperative work environment.
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