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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

Celebrate Women's History Month

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Feb 23, 2022 10:27:20 AM

Celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8th) by bringing your company together to celebrate the achievements of women within your company and around the world.

Last year, we shared three ideas to help you celebrate Women’s History Month within your company. In addition to those three ideas (shared below), this year we want to highlight three games you can play to bring your team together and celebrate Women’s History Month: 

  1. Host a trivia game with a women’s history themed round. 
  2. Play musical bingo with a round focused on girl power artists  
  3. Play 52 Connections with an emphasis on getting to know the women at your company. 

Interested in learning more about these games? Email Bryan@ZogCulture.com

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Topics: Company Culture, Women, virtual company events, international women's month, diversity equity & inclusion, women's history month

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

Start Your Summer Planning

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Jan 19, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Summer programs are an important tool for attracting top talent and now is the time to start planning!  

ZogCulture is the summer programming partner for dozens of firms and this is how we recommend our partners begin their planning.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Summer, virtual company events, summer company events

A Broken Holiday Break

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Jan 5, 2022 12:20:17 PM

Returning to work feels different this year. In prior years, the holiday break was rejuvenating and refreshing, adventurous and relaxing. This year, it was filled with mask-wearing, booster-seeking, and dodging COVID-19.  

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Topics: virtual company events, virtual team-building, burnout, 2022, covid

The Omicron Variant: How should your company handle this year's holiday party?

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Dec 1, 2021 10:35:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Holiday Party, covid-19, virtual events, virtual company events, virtual holiday party

Build Better Relationships with Your Colleagues with These 3 Tips

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Aug 25, 2021 10:15:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Team Building, Connection, virtual company events

Don't Kid Yourself! Virtual Connections are Real Connections

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Aug 11, 2021 1:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: virtual events, virtual company events, virtual team-building

How the Delta Variant Is Impacting Company Events

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Aug 4, 2021 10:15:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Team Building, covid-19, virtual company events, virtual team-building

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

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

Summer Games: Why Virtual Company Olympics are the PERFECT Team-Building Event

Posted by Natalie Simmons on May 12, 2021 10:30:00 AM

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!

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Topics: virtual events, virtual company events, summer 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

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