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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

City Hunts: Explore & Make Memories with Co-Workers

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Jul 13, 2022 5:20:01 PM

How well do you know your office's neighborhood and your coworkers? 

Now that we're returning to work in-person, it's the perfect time to reconnect, make memories, share laughs, and get to know one another. What better way to do so than through a city-wide scavenger hunt?

Through a ZogCulture City Hunt, your company will break into teams and race against the clock to explore popular destinations, take photos, and answer trivia questions. This outdoor game is designed to bring employees out of their shells (and their cubicles)!

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Topics: Team Building, Play at Work, Company Culture, Fun, company morale, interns, City Hunt, Explore

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

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

Posted by Angel Torres on Jun 6, 2019 11:48:13 AM

The World Cup is back in full-swing--this time, women are taking the global stage. As the tournament kicks off tomorrow, that doesn’t have to mean complete madness in the office. You can turn this into a real opportunity to connect with coworkers.

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Topics: Play at Work, Productivity, Soccer, World Cup, Work Culture, Company Culture, Sports, Women, Fun, Women's World Cup, USWNT

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

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 Amanda Delaney, Blend's EX Extraordinaire

Posted by Angel Torres on Mar 15, 2019 9:02:56 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: Office Culture, Event Planning, Play at Work, Work Culture, Connection, Culture, Employee Experience, Company, Company Culture, Leadership, Human Resources, company events, Employee Recognition, Games, Interview, Leaders In Play

Leaders In Play: Meet Jon Yousefzadeh, Our Favorite Person In People Ops

Posted by Angel Torres on Mar 1, 2019 1:34:38 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: Office Culture, Play, Play at Work, Gratitude, Culture, NYC, Company Culture, Core Values, Human Resources, Employee Recognition, Interview, Leaders In Play, Employee Appreciation, Employee Appreciation Day

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