8 Fun Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

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Is the typical workday at your office filled with laughter, chatter, and lots of work completed with loads of enthusiasm? If your answer is no, you may want to work on boosting employee engagement. Here are eight fun and easy ways to improve employee engagement and make your staff excited to come into work every day. In-Office Events In-office events…

7 Office Bonding Activities – That Aren’t Lame

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Professional development workshops complete with trust falls and scavenger hunts are so 1999. If you want your team to come together without rolling their eyes at your outdated team building ideas, plan activities that are both engaging and exciting. We’re here to help you think outside the box. 1. Go zip lining. It’s easy to address trust and fear when…

Starting a Successful Office Recycling Program

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You already keep recyclables out of your home trash can, now inspire your co-workers to do the same in honor of Earth Day on April 22.  After all, green is the new black: trendy and thoughtful. With a little education, simple implementation and rewarding the top waste reducers, you’re well on your way to having a more environmentally friendly workplace….

Why Meditation at Work is Beneficial

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No matter which industry you’re in, every productive office has the same kind of vibe. It’s a group of talented professionals (and part-time oddballs) who are coming together to get a lot of work done in as little time as possible. Any motivated office can be a breeding ground for stress, it’s only natural. However, you don’t need to simply…

How to Host a Chili or Crock Pot Cook-off at Work

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Hosting a chili or crock pot cookoff is a simple and easy way to get the office to mingle during lunch. Also, food! Here are some quick tips and an email template that you can use during your office’s next cook-off challenge. Tips Email Twice – People forget. Make sure you let your employees know about 10 days in advance…

10 Ways to Combat the Saddest Day of the Year in the Office

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How to Combat the Saddest Day in the Office

After a flurry of winter parties and new year’s toasts, it’s time to get back to work. Feeling bummed? You’re not alone. What happened to the four-day weekends, pumpkin-spice lattes and the plethora of leftover baked goods? As January gets rolling, it’s not uncommon to notice an emotional withdrawal from all that good cheer. With your waistband feeling tighter, and…

5 Holiday Mocktails for your Company Christmas Party

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Whether your company is having a totally alcohol-free party, or simply wants to offer an alternative to alcohol, holiday mocktails can be a delicious route to take. Holiday mocktails provide the festive flair and zippy taste of your typical holiday cocktail concoctions – just without the alcohol. And believe us, your mocktail options can go far beyond the kiddie cocktail containing…

Hilarious Holiday OOO Email Scripts

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Holidays are a time for frolic and fun, and you can have tons of fun with your out-of-the-office (OOO) email over the holiday season. Instead of the standard, ho-hum message that simply notes the date of your return, go for an unexpectedly wise, witty or downright hilarious missive. In addition to giving someone a good chuckle, your clever holiday OOO…

Christmas Gift Ideas for your #Ladyboss

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She’s confident. She’s strong. And she deserves a gift that’s much more impressive than a $5, “I’m the Boss” coffee mug. While you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on your lady boss, you do have to show her that her yearlong efforts are not only noticed but totally appreciated. You can do exactly that with these spectacular Christmas…

How an Awesome Office Space Can Boost Productivity

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Going to the office can often be a bore because the office space is drab and boring. A few simple yet significant changes can turn a blah office into a brilliant one, resulting in an increase in productivity, satisfaction, and overall well-being. Lots of Light: Lots of Action A window-filled office flooded with natural lights can help keep employees focused…