Four Ways To Create A Dynamic Company Culture This Summer

Your company’s corporate culture matters. A positive internal culture serves as a foundational cornerstone for an organization, setting the tone for employee morale, engagement, and productivity. Striking the right cultural chord with your staff may even impact your bottom line and longevity. A recent Deloitte study reveals that 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe that an exceptional work culture plays a vital role in a business’ overall success. Additionally, a Bain & Company survey shows that 81% of those polled believe that companies lacking a high-performance culture are doomed to mediocrity.

This summer, show your employees that there’s no room for mediocre at your organization. Here are four creative ways to develop an engaging and dynamic work environment that helps everyone on your staff thrive.

 

Office Competitions 

Friendly competitions can build team spirit, establish a common goal, and encourage co-workers to support and motivate each other. Most importantly, office challenges reward people for simply having fun at work. Chili cook-offs, cubicle/office decorating, and facility scavenger hunts can generate rapport throughout your organization. For something more elaborate, consider hosting your own personalized Office Olympics with specialized events (synchronized cubicle chairs, anyone?) and each department serving as its own country.

This summer, show your employees that there’s no room for mediocre at your organization. Here are four creative ways to develop an engaging and dynamic work environment that helps everyone on your staff thrive.

 

Office Competitions 

Friendly competitions can build team spirit, establish a common goal, and encourage co-workers to support and motivate each other. Most importantly, office challenges reward people for simply having fun at work. Chili cook-offs, cubicle/office decorating, and facility scavenger hunts can generate rapport throughout your organization. For something more elaborate, consider hosting your own personalized Office Olympics with specialized events (synchronized cubicle chairs, anyone?) and each department serving as its own country.

Physical Activities

The warmer summer temperatures make it a great time to encourage your team to get outside and get moving for some shared physical activities. Instead of sitting in a conference room, encourage your employees to conduct their meetings by walking around the building together. Offer flexible work time throughout the summer to allow your staff to go for walks, runs, or bike rides. If you’re looking for a company-wide venture, consider signing up for a group walk or run that benefits a specific charity.

Physical Activities

The warmer summer temperatures make it a great time to encourage your team to get outside and get moving for some shared physical activities. Instead of sitting in a conference room, encourage your employees to conduct their meetings by walking around the building together. Offer flexible work time throughout the summer to allow your staff to go for walks, runs, or bike rides. If you’re looking for a company-wide venture, consider signing up for a group walk or run that benefits a specific charity.

 

Lunch Lottery

Prove to your staff that, contrary to popular belief, there really is such a thing as a free lunch. Develop a process where you consistently draw names and treat a group of employees (that aren’t from the same team or department) to a noontime meal out. The winners get to decide where they’ll go and what they’ll talk about while gone, instantly helping to break down silos and strengthen interdepartmental camaraderie.

 

Lunch Lottery

Prove to your staff that, contrary to popular belief, there really is such a thing as a free lunch. Develop a process where you consistently draw names and treat a group of employees (that aren’t from the same team or department) to a noontime meal out. The winners get to decide where they’ll go and what they’ll talk about while gone, instantly helping to break down silos and strengthen interdepartmental camaraderie.

Field Trip

Plan at least one day this summer where you take the team offsite for a fun event or activity. Picnics, movies, whale watching, spa days, bowling, retreats – there are countless ways to customize your time out of the office based on specific interests, preferences, and hobbies. An occasional cubicle reprieve can help your team connect and recharge, so they are inspired and ready to perform at their best.

Field Trip

Plan at least one day this summer where you take the team offsite for a fun event or activity. Picnics, movies, whale watching, spa days, bowling, retreats – there are countless ways to customize your time out of the office based on specific interests, preferences, and hobbies. An occasional cubicle reprieve can help your team connect and recharge, so they are inspired and ready to perform at their best.

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