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Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the Workplace

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Sep 15, 2022 11:57:31 AM

Hispanic Heritage Month is a month-long celebration beginning September 15 and an opportunity to celebrate the diverse culture, rich history, and contributions made by Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. 

Looking for ways to celebrate? We're here to help! Take some time as a company to connect and learn through one of these event ideas.

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Topics: Play, Team Building, Play at Work, Connection, Culture, Company Culture, diversity and inclusion, Employee Appreciation

Get a Glimpse of a ZogCulture City Hunt

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Aug 31, 2022 3:28:12 PM

Is your company looking for a new, creative way to get employees out of the office? Look no further than a ZogCulture City Hunt

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

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

Leaders In Play: Meet Qiana Martin, Eat Soccer's Energetic Empress

Posted by Angel Torres on Nov 7, 2019 12:13:47 PM

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. Read on to learn more about our featured leader and their definition of Play, both in and out of the workplace.

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Topics: Play, Play at Work, Soccer, Interview, Leaders In Play, Fun, women in business

How “Baby Shark” won the World Series: Company Culture Lessons from the Washington Nationals

Posted by Rob Herzog on Nov 4, 2019 11:29:05 AM

Sports, at the end of the day, should be fun--even in the professional ranks. After all, they do play “games” every night, don’t they? The difference is their games often come within a high pressure environment where winning is the primary goal. There’s not one blueprint for how to win.

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Team, World Series, Team Building, Creativity, Play at Work, Reflections, Ideas, Employee Engagement, Work Culture, Culture, Company Culture, Goals, Sports, Baseball, Learnings

Why Bowling is One of the Best Company Holiday Party Ideas

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Oct 29, 2019 11:20:47 AM

Okay, so it’s late October, and you’re getting down to brass tacks on your company holiday party. You want it to feel special. You want your employees to be excited about it. You want to celebrate a great year with a night that is memorable and fun to keep them feeling engaged and valued.

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Topics: Play, Holiday Party, company events, Games, Fun, Activities, Venues, company holiday party, company party, bowling

3 Things to look for when booking a venue for your Holiday Party

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Sep 17, 2019 11:16:15 AM

A venue sets the stage for what kind of party you’re going to have and the variables when choosing one can make anyone’s head spin. Before you decide on the place, it’s helpful to know roughly how many people will be attending, what activities will be planned, and, of course, what budget you have to work with. Even with this information, though, wading through the options and finding a venue that checks every box on your criteria can be quite the challenge.

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Topics: Play, Event Planning, Corporate Event Planning, Holiday, Holiday Party, Ideas, Tips, company events, Games, Fun, Venues

Leaders In Play: Meet Tom Pevehouse, D.C. Hopefuls' Do-It-All Founder

Posted by Angel Torres on Sep 4, 2019 1:14:49 PM

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. Read on to learn more about our featured leader and their definition of Play, both in and out of the workplace.

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Topics: Play, Work Life Balance, Leadership, Empowerment, Interview, Leaders In Play, Careers, Networking

5 Tips to get employees excited for company events

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Jul 30, 2019 11:04:57 AM

We often hear from our clients that the most difficult part of planning a company event is the work that goes into getting people excited for it. We get it and we’re here to help. Here are five ways to build up anticipation and have employees ready to fully enjoy the festivities once the day arrives.

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Event Planning, Corporate Event Planning, Ideas, Employee Engagement, Culture, Employee Experience, Company, Company Culture, Tips, company events, Employee Appreciation, Fun

Leaders In Play: Meet Desi Carson, Sales Superwoman

Posted by Angel Torres on Jun 13, 2019 11:00:46 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. Read on to learn more about our featured leader and their definition of Play, both in and out of the workplace.

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Topics: Play, diversity and inclusion, Women, Love, Interview, Leaders In Play, Employee Appreciation, LGBTQ+, Pride

Working Remotely Done Right, Part 1: 6 engaging ways to keep your team connected

Posted by Samantha Roblin on May 20, 2019 9:05:00 AM

When all 25 New York City-based team members of the ZogLife office worked remotely for nearly two months while their workspace underwent a refresh, the team used it as an opportunity to experiment.

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Team, Team Building, Productivity, Ideas, Employee Engagement, Connection, Employee Experience, Company Culture, Leadership, Goals, Tips, Fun, Working Remotely

Leaders In Play: Meet Mike Vaughan Cherubin, U.S. Soccer Foundation's Consummate Player-Coach

Posted by Angel Torres on May 16, 2019 12:22:15 PM

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. Read on to learn more about our featured leader and their definition of Play, both in and out of the workplace.

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Topics: Play, Nonprofit, Charity, Play at Work, Work Life Balance, Values, Soccer, Culture, Company Culture, Leadership, Sports, Empowerment, Leaders In Play, Careers

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

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