In the US, the average full-time company-employee works close to 1800-2000 hours annually. Let’s be honest: All work and no play can make for a dull, unhappy and unmotivated employee. It’s no secret, with productivity & employee retention high on the list (and a lot of competition), successful companies recognize the benefits to improving both the 'work environment' and the 'working relationship'. Sometimes to boost morale and give them a break. And although compensation and benefits are two important factors, it’s the social environment, the group connection, the camaraderie that’s key.
Human Resources departments have always known togetherness and teamwork to be trademarks of success. Schedule in quarterly “day-time/lunch-time/end-of-the-day” social events that are either structured with a “message of fun” or unstructured with no serious agenda other than to “just have fun”. Give them a break and boost morale. For a Creative Conversation, call Craig Sutton.