Building better connections through PLAY.

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

5 Opportunities for 52 Connections

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Feb 9, 2022 10:31:57 AM

Last week, we shared a post about one of our most popular events, 52 Connections. 

After running hundreds of 52 Connections events, we’ve learned a thing or two about how our playful prompts can create meaningful connections for the right audience 

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Topics: Hiring, Connection, company events, Games, Activities, virtual company events, 52 connections, interns

Tell Me More: 52 Connections

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Feb 2, 2022 10:24:36 AM

You're hiring and want to make it less awkward for new employees to get to know their colleagues. Plus, you have coworkers who have been acquainted for years but don't really have a tight bond. We get it!

That's why we developed 52 Connections, our connection-building event for coworkers to get to know one another in a relaxed setting.

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Topics: Hiring, Connection, company events, Games, Activities, virtual company events, 52 connections, interns

How to Pull Off a Seamless Global Event for Your Company

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Jul 28, 2021 10:30:00 AM

So, your company has employees in multiple time zones, across the country or across the globe. And you want them to feel together and united, even if they're working remotely or from different offices. You want to plan and execute a global event that is fun, fresh, and focused. Well, we're here to tell you how to make it happen.

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Topics: company events, virtual events, global event

The 6 Things Your Employees Want from Company Events

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Jul 7, 2021 10:15:00 AM

We're constantly reviewing feedback from the events we host, looking for details of what went well so we can build from it. And from poring through that data, we've found some consistent trends of what employees want. Here's what we found.

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Topics: company events, virtual events, best practices

52 Connections: It's Like Speed Dating, but for Work Friends

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Jun 23, 2021 10:15:00 AM

Have you ever wondered how to make it less awkward to get to know your colleagues? Whether colleagues who have been acquainted for years but don't really have a tight bond or a class of new hires, there must be a way to make this process easier and more fun. Right? 

Abso-freaking-lutely! So we thought about it and created something fun, fast, and friendly. It's called 52 Connections. Trust us, you're going to want to grab our deck of cards and start playing.

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Topics: Connection, company events, Games, Activities, virtual company events

How to Plan Your Company Event Like You're an Olympian

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

For the past month, the sports world has been abuzz with jaw-dropping performances of the world's top athletes, as they attempt to qualify for this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo. From well-known names like Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, and Serena Williams to new, exciting athletes like Caeleb Dressel (swimming) and Noah Lyles (sprinter), the Olympics are going to be must-see content for the summer.

We're so inspired by these athletes that we thought we'd apply some of their lessons to planning your company event.

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Topics: company events, virtual company events, olympics

Should You Plan a Virtual or In-Person Event? The 2021 Dilemma.

Posted by Natalie Simmons on May 26, 2021 10:18:00 AM

Many of our clients have started announcing or rolling out their "return to office" policies for the year. While the progress toward normalcy feels SO great, it does make planning your company team-building events a little bit more complicated. Should you wait it out or risk cancellation and do in-person? Should you stick with virtual? And how do you know whether you're making the right choice?

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Topics: Team Building, company events, digital company events, virtual events, digital events

Choose Your Own Adventure: What event should you plan for your team?

Posted by Natalie Simmons on May 19, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Decisions, decisions. 

Every team has dynamic personalities and varied interests, so sometimes it's tough to figure out what kind of virtual event is fun and engaging for everyone. Trust us: the answer is NOT to just plan something bland and generic. Come along with us, we're going on a Choose Your Own Adventure joyride!

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Topics: company events, company party, virtual events, virtual company events, olympics

Pride Month Events: how is your company celebrating?

Posted by Natalie Simmons on May 5, 2021 10:15:00 AM

With June just a few weeks away, now is a perfect time to start planning your company's Pride celebration. We've got a bunch of great ideas to help you show your support for the LGBTQ+ community, celebrate diversity and inclusion, and enjoy a chance to connect and have fun with your coworkers. It's a win-win-win!

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Topics: diversity and inclusion, company events, LGBTQ+, virtual company events, pride month

What's a Virtual Event Like? See for yourself at our FREE demo!

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Feb 23, 2021 2:03:00 PM

As I'm sure you've read, seen, and felt, it's a lot more difficult to create genuine personal connections among coworkers when working from home. It's far from impossible, but it takes intention and effort. 

Our virtual company events are designed to be more fun and interactive than just another Zoom happy hour, so you—the event organizer extraordinaire—get to participate, play, and enjoy the moments of real connection with your coworkers.

Before you sign on and work with us, maybe you want to experience what it's like. Well, good news, you diligent researcher, you! Because we're hosting on another FREE VIRTUAL EVENT, and you're invited!

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Topics: company events, digital company events, virtual company events, free virtual events

Want to check out a FREE ZogCulture Virtual Event? Now you can!

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Jan 27, 2021 8:00:00 AM

We know that the past year has required a lot of adjustments to remote working, virtual interactions, and redefining the workplace. As a result, many of our contacts and clients have been asking us some pretty important questions, like: 

What even *is* a virtual event? And how does it work?

You know what's even better than us telling you the answer? Showing you. Come along, friends. You're invited!

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Topics: company events, digital company events, virtual company events, free virtual events

Hey team! The Company Halloween Party is NOT Cancelled.

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Sep 30, 2020 11:15:00 AM

If you can believe it, tomorrow will be full-blown October. For many employees working from home, grinding day after day without seeing their coworkers, it feels like time is simultaneously flying and standing still. 

That feeling of monotony and disconnection can really take its toll on a team. So, you've got to do something. Something fun. Something different. Something together, even while we're physically apart. But how?

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Topics: Halloween, Company Culture, company events, Working Remotely, digital company events

Top 5 Field Day Ideas to Improve Team Bonding

Posted by Angel Torres on Mar 5, 2020 12:36:56 PM

The perfect opportunity to engage your employees and improve company culture is when it gets warm outside. Why? Because it gives you the opportunity to relive the nostalgia of your school days, when you had one day dedicated to fun and good-natured competition.

It's time to have a field day!

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Topics: Team Building, Ideas, Company Culture, Sports, company events, Games, Activities, nostalgia, field day

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