Building better connections through PLAY.

When employees team up for a cause, everybody wins

Posted by Angel Torres on Sep 21, 2018 9:52:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Office Culture, Nonprofit, CSR, Charity, Hurricane

Build the most effective teams in 3 easy steps

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Sep 13, 2018 3:58:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Team, Office Culture, Play, Team Building

September is the perfect time to reengage your employees — here’s why.

Posted by Rob Herzog on Sep 4, 2018 10:06:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Play, Office Culture, Productivity, Back to School

The company event planning calendar for PEOPLE WHO GET STUFF DONE

Posted by Kelaine Conochan on Aug 30, 2018 11:55:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Productivity, Office Culture, Calendar, Event Planning, Corporate Event Planning

A smarty’s guide to picking teams

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Aug 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Team, Office Culture, Play, Company Retreats

Holidays in August? Nope, but it’s time to start planning.

Posted by Kelaine Conochan on Aug 15, 2018 9:12:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Holiday, Holiday Party, Office Culture, Event Planning

3 Reasons the best ideas come when we’re outside the office

Posted by Kelaine Conochan on Aug 6, 2018 10:25:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Play, Office Culture, Creativity, Ideas, Innovation

Thanks Ken!

Posted by Kelaine Conochan on Jul 19, 2018 12:59:00 PM

Read: Ken's Story

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5 days, 5 ways: How to make PLAY a part of your work week

Posted by Angel Torres on Jul 11, 2018 4:37:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Office Culture, Productivity, Employee Engagement, Play at Work, Fun at Work

Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4: How to add PLAY to your company learning

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Jul 11, 2018 10:43:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Play, Play at Work, Office Culture, Education, Training

3 Business-savvy ways to embrace World Cup in the workplace

Posted by Angel Torres on Jun 28, 2018 9:56:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Soccer, World Cup, Work Culture, Play at Work, Productivity

What are YOU grateful for today? How I integrate gratitude at work and home

Posted by Rob Herzog on Dec 19, 2017 10:55:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Gratitude, Holiday, Work Life Balance, Values, Reflections

Four Things To Ask Before Accepting That Job Offer (still OK to ask later!)

Posted by Rob Herzog on Dec 8, 2017 11:51:00 AM

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?

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Topics: Startup, Hiring, Employee Engagement, About

Why Bother to Grow Your Business

Posted by Rob Herzog on Nov 21, 2017 2:50:00 PM

Grow or die! Right?

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Topics: About, Play, Community, Connection, Company

What to Look for in Your Next Job

Posted by Rob Herzog on Nov 14, 2017 10:29:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Values, About, Culture, Hiring, Employee Engagement