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Employee Recognition 101: How to plan events to improve company morale

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Feb 20, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Many of our clients are looking for more than just another repetitive happy hour. They want their company events to truly improve company culture, to drive connections, and improve working relationships in the office. 

One key area for those improvements is with regard to employee recognition. If you're looking for help infusing recognition into your company events, you'll want to start with these simple questions.

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Topics: Company Culture, company events, Employee Recognition

Ideas to Improve Employee Recognition in Your Office

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Feb 13, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Think about a time when you really nailed it. That feeling when you reached a milestone. That moment when you hit your goal. It feels good, right? It feels even better when someone else notices. So, how do you amplify the positive feeling so your employees feel recognized?

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Recognition

5 Ways Company Events Positively Impact your Company Culture

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Feb 3, 2020 3:37:00 PM

Your company event strategy can have a huge impact on the culture of your organization. So, rather than planning events last minute, it's important to consider what you really want to gain from the events, and how you want your company to grow.

We have some key tips on how to use events to create greater recognition, connection, balance, inclusivity, and fun.  

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Topics: Company Culture, company events, company party, office events

#TBT - Why nostalgia makes ice skating the coolest event of the winter

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Jan 23, 2020 10:40:04 AM

Remember how winter felt when you were a kid? The exciting feeling of the first "snow day" of the year. The warm, sweet, creamy first sip of hot cocoa after a snowball fight. The carefree delight of ice skating with your friends. 

Those were the good old days. Why did things seem so good, so simple back then? 

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Topics: company events, company party, nostalgia

Top 5 Icebreakers at your company holiday party

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Dec 5, 2019 9:30:00 AM

It’s that time of year again. There’s a chill in the air. Puffy jackets, hats and scarves are on. Your morning coffee is dressed up in a holiday cup. And your company holiday party is just around the corner.

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Topics: Holiday traditions, Holiday, Tips, Fun, Activities, company holiday party

Leaders In Play: Meet Qiana Martin, Eat Soccer's Energetic Empress

Posted by Angel Torres on Nov 7, 2019 12:13:47 PM

Welcome to Leaders In Play! We interview people who take having FUN at work very seriously. We know, it seems like a crazy concept, but incorporating Play At Work has been proven to improve employee engagement, creativity, recruitment, retention, and provide countless other benefits that help create healthy company culture. Read on to learn more about our featured leader and their definition of Play, both in and out of the workplace.

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Topics: Play, Play at Work, Soccer, Interview, Leaders In Play, Fun, women in business

How “Baby Shark” won the World Series: Company Culture Lessons from the Washington Nationals

Posted by Rob Herzog on Nov 4, 2019 11:29:05 AM

Sports, at the end of the day, should be fun--even in the professional ranks. After all, they do play “games” every night, don’t they? The difference is their games often come within a high pressure environment where winning is the primary goal. There’s not one blueprint for how to win.

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Team, World Series, Team Building, Creativity, Play at Work, Reflections, Ideas, Employee Engagement, Work Culture, Culture, Company Culture, Goals, Sports, Baseball, Learnings

5 Super FUN places to throw your work holiday party

Posted by Kelaine Conochan on Oct 31, 2019 9:45:00 AM

It's basically November, which means one thing:

It is OFFICIALLY company holiday party crunch time.

If you're still looking for the right venue, location, or partner for this year's company Christmas party, it's all good. The clock is ticking, but there are still tons of great places out there. We're here to help.

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Topics: Holiday Party, company events, company holiday party, bowling, christmas party

Why Bowling is One of the Best Company Holiday Party Ideas

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Oct 29, 2019 11:20:47 AM

Okay, so it’s late October, and you’re getting down to brass tacks on your company holiday party. You want it to feel special. You want your employees to be excited about it. You want to celebrate a great year with a night that is memorable and fun to keep them feeling engaged and valued.

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Topics: Play, Holiday Party, company events, Games, Fun, Activities, Venues, company holiday party, company party, bowling

3 Ways to Make Your Company Holiday Party  More Than Just Drinking

Posted by Kelaine Conochan on Oct 3, 2019 1:15:00 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Because as we roll into October, it's time to start hardcore planning.

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Topics: Holiday, Holiday Party, company events, company holiday party, company party

You Don't Have to be a Woman to be Appalled by this Forbes List

Posted by Mike Mortellaro on Sep 18, 2019 11:40:14 AM

Congratulations to Barbara Rentler, CEO of Ross Stores on making the recently released Forbes list of America’s Most Innovative Leaders. Barbara joins 99 men to round out the 100-person list. Wait a minute. Are you kidding me? You mean to tell me that of all the most innovative leaders in the country, Forbes could only find one woman to meet their criteria?

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Topics: diversity and inclusion, women in business, forbes

3 Things to look for when booking a venue for your Holiday Party

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Sep 17, 2019 11:16:15 AM

A venue sets the stage for what kind of party you’re going to have and the variables when choosing one can make anyone’s head spin. Before you decide on the place, it’s helpful to know roughly how many people will be attending, what activities will be planned, and, of course, what budget you have to work with. Even with this information, though, wading through the options and finding a venue that checks every box on your criteria can be quite the challenge.

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Topics: Play, Event Planning, Corporate Event Planning, Holiday, Holiday Party, Ideas, Tips, company events, Games, Fun, Venues

3 Super Easy Ways to Bring Inclusivity into Your Life

Posted by Amelia Haarer on Sep 12, 2019 11:36:19 AM

Feeling excluded really stinks. That’s why it’s so often part of the story arc for high school cult-classic movies, and—on the positive side—one of the first lessons you learn as a kid. Exclude nobody and include everybody, always.

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Topics: Team, Values, Reflections, Culture, Company Culture, Tips, diversity and inclusion, Learnings

Leaders In Play: Meet Tom Pevehouse, D.C. Hopefuls' Do-It-All Founder

Posted by Angel Torres on Sep 4, 2019 1:14:49 PM

Welcome to Leaders In Play! We interview people who take having FUN at work very seriously. We know, it seems like a crazy concept, but incorporating Play At Work has been proven to improve employee engagement, creativity, recruitment, retention, and provide countless other benefits that help create healthy company culture. Read on to learn more about our featured leader and their definition of Play, both in and out of the workplace.

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Topics: Play, Work Life Balance, Leadership, Empowerment, Interview, Leaders In Play, Careers, Networking

#TIL: 3 Learnings to Improve Your Office Culture

Posted by Kelaine Conochan on Aug 20, 2019 12:00:00 PM

If you want to improve your company culture, grow your business, and inspire your team to improve, you’ve got to be ready to learn. We did some homework and wanted to share our findings with our Culture Community. Check out what we learned today.

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Topics: Company Culture, Business Tips, Learnings

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