On every news broadcast this week, we’ve seen and heard of the devastation caused by Hurricane Florence. It’s heartbreaking. But we are not powerless. As in past years, many companies have stepped up to the plate and demonstrated that being part of a community about more than just the bottom line.
A great team is more than just a group of people lumped together. A great team is a well-oiled machine running on all cylinders, fueled by purpose, positivity, and playfulness.
There’s just something about that back-to-school timeframe that makes us want to get back on our grind—in a good way. Hustling. Motivated. Ready to crush it.
You’ve got a million things going on. You’re on other committees. You’ve got sales in the pipeline. And that’s on top of your regular day-to-day work. Planning the picnic or holiday party isn’t exactly in your job description.
Do you have an upcoming company event planned which involves breaking the company into teams? Nervous about how that might shake out? Don’t worry. We got you covered.
Step away from the tinsel. Turn off the holiday playlist. And whatever you do, do NOT say one word about S-N-O-W. We know ’tis NOT quite the season just yet, but the companies that are really on top of their game are already making their holiday party plans. And we’re here to help make yours the most meaningful, impactful holiday party you’ve ever had.
Your idea might be half baked, but it also might be fully genius. So you ask the bartender for a pen, scribble it down on a bar napkin, and continue laughing with friends over a cocktail. You never really know when the muse will visit, which is why the “back of the napkin idea” has become a universal adage.
Why is it that people dread the work week so much?
They complain about having a “case of the Mondays.” Wednesday comes with the burden of getting over the humpday. By Friday, everyone seems to be just thanking unseen forces for gracing us with the fortitude to survive another five days before retreating to our respective escapes on the weekend. #ThankOprahItsFriday.
Wanna know what fun is? The president at the last agency I worked at used to throw candy at employees when they answered her trivia questions at all hands meetings.
As you may have noticed, World Cup mania is well underway. But as the tournament moves into the high stakes knockout stage, that doesn’t have to mean complete madness in the office.
What are you grateful for? Something important like hitting a big anniversary with your significant other and realizing you still totally dig each other? Something smaller like that seasonal donut or latte you indulged in (followed by a great workout)? Barely catching the train and getting to work on time? Realizing your career has taken you on a winding journey and you’re happy where you are right now?
Gratitude is powerful. It helps positively frame our thoughts and offers perspective.
Understanding expectations before you start a new job seems obvious. You read the job description, you know the title, and you asked “what does a normal day look like?” Isn’t that enough?
In my previous life I had six jobs over fourteen years during which I spent a lot of time managing my career and thinking about what I should do (and learn) next.