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For decades now, there has been an acute issue plaguing HR workers and managers around motivational team building activities for employees. An unmotivated employee or team can lead to decreased productivity and morale, higher turnover, and a lack of cohesion throughout the organization. There are many theories on how to best motivate employees. Some think that monetary incentives are the only way to truly motivate employees, while others believe motivation can be found through a better work culture or by cultivating motivational activities for employees. Before we can truly understand how to motivate work teams and employees and our favorite motivational activities for employees, we must first understand the different types of workplace motivators.
We’ve all been there. You are at the company holiday party, and something embarrassing happens that makes everyone feel uncomfortable and uneasy. While you might think that virtual events would be exempt from such circumstances, the reality is that Zoom events have had their fair share of awkward moments.
Tis the season for spreading joy, building camaraderie, and expressing gratitude to the amazing coworkers who make every workday brighter. Worried what to gift coworkers? This corporate gift guide is curated to help you find the perfect gift ideas for coworkers that not only foster team building but also bring holiday cheer to your workplace. From thoughtful Christmas gifts for coworkers to team building treasures, let’s explore a collection of presents that will leave a lasting impression.
The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it comes the opportunity to help those in need and give back to the community. This is also a great opportunity for you to show your gratitude to those who have dedicated so much of their time and effort to furthering the success of your organization in the past year. And coming up with holiday charity ideas for the office is not as hard as it seems.
Whether you’re planning a large office holiday party or a small company outing, take fun seriously. The further in advance that you plan, the more relaxed you will be and the more fun you’ll have with your team. It can be stressful to plan an office holiday party when you are down to the wire, so we have tools to help you plan your holiday party early, and keep you ahead of the game. Check out the tips below to get started with bonus save the date holiday party templates and invitations you can customize for your own event!
Winter is a season that often brings people indoors, but it doesn’t mean that your team can’t still come together for some fun. The best way? A good old fashioned winter team building activity. Even coming back to work after the holidays can be arduous, but just because the holiday season has come to an end doesn’t mean the holiday spirit has to go with it. Keeping employees engaged and motivated year-round is vital to the success of all companies.
We are once more approaching the unofficial end of summer — Labor Day. Held on Sept. 4 this year, the holiday is always observed on the first Monday of the month in the United States as a celebration of the efforts and accomplishments of American workers.
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.
Coming out of a pandemic, we all wish these past two years could have a take two. Twosday, 2/22/2022 is a hopeful numerical palindrome that holds more significance than just your average day. What’s a numerical palindrome? A number you can read the same way forwards and backward. Many people use days like this to hold a special event like a wedding, announcement, or party for an easy, lucky day to remember.
As we ring in 2022, there is no doubt that we are entering the year with a sense of uncertainty at the workplace. With the ebb and flow of the Coronavirus pandemic comes ever-changing workplace policies. While some companies are allowing more employees to come into the office, some have remained fully remote, and others have adopted a hybrid working model. While some aspects of work have become inconsistent, workplace wellness is the one constant that has followed us through the past 2 years. Follow our 10 tips to promote physical and mental wellness at work this year, whether you are working in person, in a hybrid environment, or remotely.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of our daily lives; from the way we spend our leisure time down to our work routine. To prevent the spread of the disease, many non-essential businesses have embraced the shift to remote work. Though this is great for enforcing social distancing measures and reducing exposure, working from home is not without its pitfalls.
It’s a new year. And while some of you may have set expectations for the year, there may be some of those that didn’t set goals at all. Instead, you’d like to move through the motions and do as you wish throughout the year, especially during a year where unpredictability has become the norm. As we reflect and look back on 2021, you most likely have a few dreams you consistently imagine yourself doing as time passes. Goals that may seem too impossible to reach.
In our Team Building Saves the World podcast episode Keeping Employee Engagement Fun, we spoke with guest Stephen Baer, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency, and an expert in game-based training strategies and solutions. Baer shares the importance of having fun in the workplace, a management strategy known as “gamification”.
Expecting that your employees will never fail can be demoralizing to the entire workforce and detrimental to the company culture. When employees believe that failing at work is not an option, they become burned out and their engagement crumbles.
Maintaining high retention rates is critical to the overall success of your business and long-term profitability. After all, advertising for new employees and then interviewing, selecting, and training them takes time and money that you can’t afford to waste. In the long run, it’s much better for your business if the people you’ve invested in stay with you.
What Is Employee Turnover? Employee turnover is the percentage of workers who leave your organization, the employment relationship ends and they are replaced by someone new. This is not the same as employee attrition. When attrition occurs, the position is not filled with a new employee. There are two types of employee turnover: involuntary turnover and voluntary turnover.
If you read or watch the news, you’ve probably heard the term “The Great Resignation” recently. The pandemic has led to many people reflecting on their lives and reassessing what’s important to them. They are evaluating what they want from life, as well as how their job and the work they do fit into that vision.
As we went into summer, things were starting to look up. With the number of Covid cases declining, events were being scheduled again, and workers started returning to the office. But as we make the turn into fall, things aren’t looking quite as optimistic. Events are once more being canceled, and companies are pushing off the return to the office.
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