A recent article, 5 Inexpensive Ways to Create a Company Culture Like Google’s, by Will Housh, describes running a successful business, yet having fun at the same time. Big companies spend millions of dollars creating fun and creative offices. Google is a great example of a business that has a unique company culture including nap pods and free lunches.
Here’s how to create an affordable and enjoyable company culture.
- Fun office contests
Your staffed flexible offices can participate in exciting contests to provide breaks during the workday. Contest ideas include chili cook-off competitions, ping pong matches or foosball tournaments in the parking lot. Contests won’t break the bank and they are fun to participate in. Additionally, companies can give away small prizes to entice employee engagement.
- Fitness activities
Start Incorporating fitness into your workspace. You could set up a contest similar to the popular show, The Biggest Loser. Additionally, consider utilizing walking meetings to be both productive and active. Getting active during the work day is healthy and it helps break up the day. In other words, it will make your work day go by quicker.
- Celebrate special occasions
Make a calendar with everyone’s birthday and have a monthly celebration. Another idea is to give everyone an afternoon off to just say thank you. Lastly, you could have a champagne toast to celebrate business milestones. Making employees feel appreciated creates a progressive company culture.
- (Occasionally) get out of the office
Are your employees interested in charities and giving back to the community? Encourage them to take international mission trips or take part in charity events. Getting out of the office is good way to give employees a break and it also increases motivation.
Creating a healthy and affordable company culture greatly benefits your business. If you are looking for a better office for your growing company, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team/conferencing/meeting spaces and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.