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Celebrate Pride Month

Posted by Samantha Roblin on May 18, 2022 10:54:46 AM

There are so many ways to celebrate Pride Month with your office even if your team is still virtual or hybrid. Here are a few of our favorite (and fun) programs. Contact us to learn more!

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Topics: Play, Play at Work, Company Culture, Pride, virtual social activities, virtual company events, pride month

What Does a Field Day Look Like?

Posted by Samantha Roblin on May 11, 2022 12:33:15 PM

You likely remember field days from elementary school, but what does it mean to have a field day as an adult with your co-workers? 

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Topics: Play, Team Building, Play at Work, Company Culture, field day, outdoor events

Play and Mental Health

Posted by Samantha Roblin on May 4, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Did you know that play is one of the best tools for children to learn how to navigate stress?  According to the Baltimore fishbowl, play also helps kids with developing feelings of self-confidence, concentration, resilience, and developing healthy relationships with caregivers and peers. 

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Topics: Play, Mental Health, Play at Work, Company Culture, Remote Working, mental health awareness

Creating Connections in Times of Change

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Apr 6, 2022 11:11:02 AM

Has your team recently gone through a reorganization, merger, or acquisition? We can relate!

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Topics: Company Culture, company events, Remote Working, Working Remotely, working from home, mergers, acquisitions, change

The New Workplace: How to build culture when your staff is in only a few days a week

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Mar 29, 2022 7:03:45 PM

For many companies and their employees, the way we work has shifted dramatically in the past two years. As we transition to "the new normal," many companies are working with a hybrid model and having their employees visit the office only a few days a week. So, with all these changes and less time together in-person, how do we make sure to maintain a strong workplace culture?

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Topics: Company Culture, company events, Remote Working, Working Remotely, working from home

The What, Why and How of Hybrid Events

Posted by Lacey Gutekunst on Mar 16, 2022 10:53:34 AM

Recently, the concept of “hybrid work” has been swirling around the office, and our clients aren't quite sure what that will mean for running company events. Luckily, we're here to help!

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Topics: Team Building, Company Culture, virtual events, in-person events

Celebrate Women's History Month

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Feb 23, 2022 10:27:20 AM

Celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8th) by bringing your company together to celebrate the achievements of women within your company and around the world.

Last year, we shared three ideas to help you celebrate Women’s History Month within your company. In addition to those three ideas (shared below), this year we want to highlight three games you can play to bring your team together and celebrate Women’s History Month: 

  1. Host a trivia game with a women’s history themed round. 
  2. Play musical bingo with a round focused on girl power artists  
  3. Play 52 Connections with an emphasis on getting to know the women at your company. 

Interested in learning more about these games? Email Bryan@ZogCulture.com

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Topics: Company Culture, Women, virtual company events, international women's month, diversity equity & inclusion, women's history month

3 Important Tips for Improving Your Company Culture

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Jan 26, 2022 9:57:44 AM

Your new hires are hoping to work at a company with a strong culture. While every company's culture is different, there are a few steps you can take to ensure you're creating the right environment for both your new and seasoned employees.

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Topics: Hiring, Company Culture, Tips, Business Tips, 52 connections, new staff

Job Advice: Following Your Passion, But Finding the Right Support

Posted by Tyler Bellmon on Jan 12, 2022 10:00:00 AM

I've always been one to follow my dreams, knowing that professional fulfillment may not always come with a big, fat paycheck. If you're lucky, you may be able to enjoy your passion and do more than just survive, but actually thrive. But then how do you pay the bills? This is my story of finding my "Support Job," and how I came to love working at ZogCulture.

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Topics: Hiring, Company Culture

Seriously Though... Why Is It Important to Have Fun at Work?

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Aug 18, 2021 10:16:00 AM

At face value, sure, work is about productivity. But to think that's the only thing that drives a business or motivates employees is an antiquated, utilitarian nightmare. Because when you really get down to it, work is much more than that. It's often about fulfilling a company's core mission and fulfilling employees' professional goals. And that is one of the many reasons that fun is such an important aspect of work culture.

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Topics: Fun at Work, Company Culture, company party

The 4 Most Important Things for Creating a Positive Company Culture

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Jul 14, 2021 10:15:00 AM

At work, we spend most of our time creating fun events for our clients. But these events are not JUST intended for fun. They have the much bigger, broader, and more important goal of helping companies build a stronger, more positive company culture. How do we do it? 

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Topics: Company Culture

3 Ways to Bring Spring Cleaning Mentality into Your Work Life

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Mar 31, 2021 10:30:00 AM

The weather is warming up, the flowers are blooming, and the daylight keeps stretching longer and longer. It feels like everything is getting better now that spring is finally here!

If you're like us, spring also makes us think about the soul-cleansing experience of "spring cleaning." But we're not talking about dusting the bookshelves or putting away your winter wardrobe. We're here to give you some amazing ways to bring that same rejuvenating cleanliness to your work life.

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Topics: Mental Health, Work Life Balance, Company Culture, virtual events, spring cleaning

3 Free, Easy Ideas for How to Celebrate Women's Month in Your Company

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Mar 10, 2021 2:58:00 PM

Although it's already March 10th, it's not too late to think about how your company can celebrate Women's Month. We've got some great ideas for Women's Month that are easy to pull off. Even if you've been really busy or your event budget got cut, that's really no excuse. You've still got 21 days and that can-do attitude. That's what we love about you.

Read on for ways to celebrate the ladies!

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Topics: Company Culture, Women, virtual company events, international women's month, diversity equity & inclusion

Do You 'Wear a Lot of Hats' at Work? These 3 tips can help.

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Feb 10, 2021 10:15:00 AM

"I wear a lot of hats" is not a fashion statement anymore. Instead, it's a statement about your professional versatility, agility, and capability. Wearing a lot of hats means you can do just about anything. 

But wearing lots of hats can be stressful! So we're here to help, with 3 simple tips for employees like you who find themselves juggling new and competing responsibilities.

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Topics: Productivity, Company Culture, Remote Working

How to start strong in 2021 in 3 easy steps

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Dec 16, 2020 2:19:54 PM

As this year comes to a close, we're all ramping up for 2021. Because next year is going to be different. It's going to be better. It just has to be. Right?

Our clients keep telling us how important it is that they set a positive tone for 2021. But that won't just magically happen. It takes a little planning and forethought. Well, good news, team. Because we've got big plans for you!

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Company Culture, virtual events, virtual company events, 2021 event planning

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