Posts Categorized: Culture

4 Team-building Board Games to Bring Out For Game Night

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Team building activities are some of the best ways of bringing employees closer together and fostering unity. Meals, sports events, yoga classes — these are all amazing ways to build teamwork and communication, but what if you’re on a budget? Board games are another great way to do so, especially if you’re a relatively small company and don’t want… Read more »

4 Key Points to Nailing Employee Recognition

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Some of the biggest and most influential forces in a company are one’s peers. After all, a culture where values and beliefs are shared and people support and encourage each other is one that functions as a close-knit community. Employee recognition is crucial to having an engaging workforce; plus, it also often leads to employee retention, so investing… Read more »

Multi-tasking? It’s Not Possible

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A management professor back in college once told my class, “There’s no such thing as multi-tasking, you’re only doing two things terribly instead of one.” While this might be a little too harsh, there’s some degree of truth to this. The human brain really isn’t built for multi-tasking. Research shows that multi-tasking is really just… Read more »

How to Make Working Remotely Work

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More people work remotely now than ever before. In fact, almost a quarter of U.S. workers telecommute at least a few hours every week. It’s a fast-growing trend that top companies have caught on to. And for good reason — studies have shown that with telecommuting comes significant productivity increases. The only problem is that it’s hard… Read more »

The Good And The Bad Of Open Workspaces

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Remember when working meant sitting in cubicles all day and having that corner office was a sign of status? For some of us, it might still mean that. But since open floor plans were introduced in the 60’s, 70% of U.S offices have shifted to having open workspaces, according to a 2010 International Facilities Management… Read more »

4 Signs You Might Be A Workaholic

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There’s nothing wrong with working hard; It keeps us competitive and successful. In fact, Americans are near the top of the list for working long hours. Full-time employees reported working an average of 47 hours a week — that’s almost 6 days a week! But there’s a fine line between being dedicated and being a… Read more »

Why Volunteering is Great for Company Culture

Giving back to the community always gives us that fuzzy feeling inside, whether it’s working at a soup kitchen or simply donating some of your old clothes. Companies have realized that bringing this generosity into their workplace culture does more than simply create a feel-good environment — there are real, monetary benefits. Many companies have… Read more »

5 Easy Workplace Wellness Tips

Most of us sit in front of a computer at work, typing away nonstop. When you add that to the time we spend sitting during our commute and meals, it turns out that the average American spends about 13 hours a day sitting. You might be thinking, what’s wrong with that? I love sitting! Well,… Read more »

4 Companies That Are #Winning With Food Perks

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Nowadays most jobs come with at least a few perks, and food-related ones are almost always an office staple. A 2014 study by Seamless reports that 63% of companies at least provide coffee or beverages all of the time, although only 11% regularly provide lunches. The numbers have already shot up since 2013, when only… Read more »