Posts about Fun at Work

How Is Your Company Celebrating Employee Appreciation Week?

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Feb 2, 2023 3:17:20 PM

Each year, Employee Appreciation Day falls on the first Friday of March. The week leading up to it is the perfect time to recognize the hard work and dedication of your employees! What's the best way to show your gratitude? By bringing some fun to your workplace, of course! 

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Employee Engagement, Fun at Work, Human Resources, Employee Appreciation, Fun, Networking, virtual company events, company morale, in-person events

National Fun at Work Day is Coming. How Are You Celebrating?

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Jan 13, 2023 10:00:24 AM

Did you know that National Fun at Work Day is Friday, January 27?

The beginning of the quarter is always a whirlwind. We know you have meetings to attend, new hires to train, and big goals to reach. With everything going on, it can be hard to find the bandwidth to plan a last-minute get together for your employees.

That's where ZogCulture comes in. Let us take the planning off your plate! We can whip up a fun in-person or virtual event for your company that will leave your employees feeling connected, celebrated, and appreciated.

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Employee Engagement, Fun at Work, Human Resources, Employee Appreciation, Fun, Networking, virtual company events, company morale, in-person events, winter events

Why You Should Consider Hosting a Company Gathering in January

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Dec 21, 2022 1:37:12 PM

Feeling like the holiday season snuck up on you this year? You're not alone. We blinked and December was upon us! If the last quarter of the year was a whirlwind and you didn't get the chance to plan the holiday gathering if your dreams, we're here to help.

In January, your employees will return to work with a fresh sense of excitement for what's in store for 2023. Coming together as a company is a great way to start the year off with a bang! 

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Employee Engagement, Fun at Work, Human Resources, Employee Appreciation, Fun, virtual company events, company morale, in-person events, winter events

Why You Should Plan a Corporate Pickleball Tournament

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Dec 8, 2022 11:54:24 AM

Looking to bring something fresh, fun, and exciting to your colleagues? Well, get your paddles ready because we’ve got just the idea for you. If you haven’t heard of the sport that’s taking the United States by storm, we guarantee you will soon. As in, right now. Introducing: pickleball.

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Employee Engagement, Fun at Work, Sports, Human Resources, Employee Appreciation, Fun, Pickleball

Looking For July Events?

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Jun 22, 2022 4:52:50 PM

Interested in bringing some summer fun to your office? Beat the heat and gather your colleagues for one of our July featured events. All you need to do is contact us and say you're interested - we'll do the rest!

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Topics: Team, Fun at Work, Company Culture, virtual events, summer company events, working from home, Remote Work, Summer Fun

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

It’s Not Magic: Tips to Get EVERYONE Playing at your next company event!

Posted by Natalie Simmons on May 1, 2019 9:15:00 AM

The experts have spoken: Play is more than just fun and games. But as HR professionals and people leaders, how can we be strategic in using play to engage your coworkers? How can we design experiences that make employees excited to raise their hand and jump in the game?

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Team Building, Event Planning, Play at Work, Corporate Event Planning, Company Retreats, Ideas, Employee Engagement, Fun at Work, Connection, Culture, Employee Experience, Company Culture, Tips, Human Resources, diversity and inclusion, company events, Employee Appreciation, Fun, Play Personalities, Stuart Brown

The 8 Play Personalities that illustrate how we have fun

Posted by Kelaine Conochan on Apr 8, 2019 8:55:57 AM

Let’s get one thing straight: Play isn’t just kid stuff. There’s a science to how we play, and it affects our lives in important ways—from how we work to what we find fulfilling. In fact, some social scientists suggest play might be the most important work we do.

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Play at Work, Reflections, Fun at Work, Connection, Culture, Company Culture, Skills, Fun, Play Personalities, Stuart Brown

8 Ways March Madness Promotes Healthy Company Culture

Posted by Angel Torres on Mar 20, 2019 11:58:18 AM

Don’t run from it. Don’t fight it. Don’t ignore it. Lean into it.

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Team, Play at Work, Work Life Balance, Fun at Work, Work Culture, Connection, Culture, Employee Experience, Community, Company, Company Culture, Sports, Tips, Games, March Madness, Basketball, NCAA Tournament

Leaders In Play: Meet Sam Arpino, DoSomething's Culture Queen

Posted by Angel Torres on Feb 25, 2019 11:40:42 AM

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. So, without further ado, enjoy our first installment of this interview series!

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Play at Work, Fun at Work, Work Culture, Gratitude, Culture, Company, Company Culture, Leadership, Core Values, Goals, Women, Interview, Leaders In Play

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, Play at Work, Productivity, Employee Engagement, Fun at Work

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