With last week's news about the emergence of the omicron variant of COVID-19, many of our clients started worrying about their holiday party plans, and whether they should go on with their in-person holiday parties as planned. Here's what we told them.
Think back to when you first started at your job. You were probably nervous, not just about the workload, but about how you'd fit in with the people you work with. Whether working remotely or in the same workplace, those relationships are important to feeling accepted, and feeling like a real member of the team.
No, you don't have to be best friends with everyone you work with, but it is very important that colleagues know each other beyond just the work you do. We've got 3 great tips to help your team connect more smoothly and easily.
Plenty of companies have held off as long as they could, delaying from planning company events, in hopes that the whole team would be back together in the office soon...
But then the Delta variant arrived. So, now it's time to face facts. Virtual events foster virtual connection. And in today's workplace, virtual connections are every bit as real as in-person.
With COVID case numbers increasing due to the Delta variant, we've noticed some trends amongst our clients. We know there's a lot of uncertainty and that you may be trying to suss out what's happening so that you can make the best decisions for your own company. Here's what we're seeing in the market.
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.
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.
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!
The Olympic Games may have been postponed last year, but that only makes us more excited for this year's Summer Games. And we're not just talking about Tokyo... we're talking about a can't lose virtual summer event that is perfect for any company looking to have fun, stay connected, and play to win!
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!
Last year, many of us were caught off guard by the pandemic. We didn't know how long we'd be working from home. We didn't know how to keep our company culture strong while working remotely. We didn't know what we didn't know.
But now, we know better. And that means, we better get on the ball! So, this is your polite reminder to get started planning your summer virtual programming. Here's what to do.
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!
It's already March, which means spring is just around the corner. And not to jump TOO far ahead, but that means that summer isn't too far behind.
Speaking of being far behind... no one likes to feel that way. It's stressful to play catch up. So, how about we get ahead of the game. Let's start planning your company's big summer virtual event now.
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!
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!
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!