Dive In On Great and Fun Ideas to Transform Your Workplace
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, work culture matters if you want to attract talent, retain your best people, increase productivity and ultimately grow a successful company. Here are 50 culture boosting ideas to inspire your team!
Use digital signage to feature people
Leverage a peer recognition program
Ask your team for feedback – and listen
Focus on wellness, mental and physical
Support local charities
Create an in-house culture committee!
Offer coaching, training and continuous learning
Create social spaces for gathering
Focus on food, whether you offer if for free, subsidize it or just focus on creating a great space for people to gather and eat together
Make on-boarding a personal and entire team experience
Hire for your culture type
Fire for your culture type
Encourage goal setting for the company and for the people in it
Have a clear vision and mission
Leverage a preferences sheets, here’s how that works. New hire starts and fills out a form asking them all their favorite things, drink, snack, restaurant and treats. The form is then made available to rest of team. When the new hire does something awesome for a colleague, the colleague gets the new teammate something they love as a thank you!
Tell your story through branding
Care, and do it genuinely
Connect to family
Be flexible where you can
Consider a team mascot
Get offsite. Thinking outside the office is often a great way to think outside the box
Games in the office
Promote intrapreneurship – where employees are encouraged to pursue entrepreneurial creativity and innovation
Harness the best technology
Focus on the customer – great customer experience leads to great culture
Offer a career path – and help employees stay on it
Discover employee advocacy – where you empower your employees to take your message to market
Offer perks where possible, but please remember to perk responsibly
Consider internship programs!
Feature the expertise of your people in your content
Remember to enjoy what you do, have fun!
Recognize and promote loyalty
Design your workspace around your culture type: create, collaborate, control and create
Allow for adequate privacy
Never settle, always be testing, experimenting, innovating and growing
Make sure meetings make sense. Too many meetings for too long and too often can kill culture
To that end, consider creating a culture handbook.
Encourage healthy competition and sportsmanship in the office
Cocktails, beer and wine
Cultivate real and lasting relationships between team members
Dedicate time and effort to culture, it deserves your attention
Be patient, culture takes time and cant’ be forced
BOS can help you identify your culture type using some incredible tools and research from Haworth. Our skilled team can help you design, furnish and install a space that is right for your team and culture. Our inhouse digital agency, Workspace Digital, can also help you implement some of ideas like the ones in this video and uncover new ways to promote your culture at work.
Give us a call today or visit www.workspace.digital to learn more. Thanks for watching and have a great week!