When business is “busy,” everyone’s jamming to get it done. Employees come in early, leave late, answer emails from BTCC合约交易所home, even spend a weekend wrapping up a big project.
Busy days become busy weeks and months. Pretty soon, it’s all work and no play. Job burnout, disinterest and poor performance are just around the corner. And we all hear how important company culture is when employees are deciding whether or not to take a job…or stay at a job.
Maybe you can’t afford to provide perks like Google (unlimited gourmet food and snacks, rides to work, etc.) but you can still consider employee satisfaction by showing appreciation and building office morale in small ways.
Of course, monetary remuneration is always appreciated but providing an experience vs. money may provide a longer-term reward.
It doesn’t take much to break up the grind and sprinkle a little fun in the mix.
Check out these ideas to boost office morale:
- Plan small trips to nearby attractions: an architectural landmark, a museum, the botanical garden –incorporate a “best of” photo or video contest or a treasure hunt complete with clues
- Sponsor your staff to compete in an industry softball league, compete in a 5K or a triathlon, or stake an ultimate frisbee team
- Plan a holiday party that’s out of the ordinary: a cooking class, cupcake-decorating sugar-fest, craft brew tasting; make it a costume party or themed: best hat or worst holiday sweater, provide all the makings to create custom ornaments
- Volunteer as a group
- Have a true “break room” at work — bring in board games, a pinball machine, set up a video games, provide art supplies, paint walls with blackboard paint…think “Fun!” — if there’s room, include a ping-pong or pool table
- Celebrate every birthday — not a once-a-month group event but one that marks the employee’s special day
- Recognize staff achievements — both work and personal — in a weekly in-house newsletter, on a bulletin board or with a small banner created just for the occasion
- Institute Employee of the Month perks: free Starbucks for a month, front row parking place, weekly massages, gift certificates for services like hairstyling, dry cleaning or car detailing
- Calendar a weekly group breakfast or lunch — with guest entertainment like a singer, musician or motivational speaker
- Pass the party cart on Friday afternoons: drinks, snacks and desserts
- Plan a monthly potluck — have a theme and everyone contributes
- Install a Fitdesk 2.0, treadmill desk and elliptical machine — allow 30-minute signups
- Provide, and pay for, professional development like online classes, trip to an industry event, a subscription to Tweet