April is an exciting month for us and we hope it will be for organisations around New Zealand and Australia.
It is the inaugural Workplace Culture Month!
My team at Corporate Challenge Events created the concept and plans for a dedicated ‘month’ to put the spotlight on the importance of team culture for all businesses and what can be done to improve it in all work environments.
Our dream is that Workplace Culture Month becomes an annual fixture on the calendar; is embraced by organisations around New Zealand, Australia and even wider; and encourages more and more organisations to prioritise culture in their workplace.
So why we did we decide to initiate this dedicated ‘month’?
Well, going back nearly a year now, we revisited our vision as a company. We collectively developed a new vision…
“We believe success is created through positive fun team cultures. Our passion is to help organisations achieve this through delivering unique and rewarding events, corporate training and team experiences that leave a lasting happiness.”
That vision drives all of us in the company, whether full-time or casual staff, to deliver the best services in team building, corporate training and conference planning.
Ultimately, we want to help others achieve what we enjoy… a positive team culture!
We felt a good and fun way of doing this, aside from our day-to-day business, was to create a Workplace Culture Month, so we can focus efforts in promoting the importance of team culture and hopefully engage many others with it.
So what are we planning for Workplace Culture Month?
1. There will be a series of fun team events in late April across New Zealand and Australia that work teams can register for as a way of actively participating.
2. We are working with venue partners in a number of cities to showcase team building activities that can contribute to a positive culture and spirit within organisations.
3. Our staff will be taking on fun 3 minute challenges as a way to reinvigorate themselves during the work day. We will share many of these via social media to showcase what you could apply too.
4. I am launching my first eBook entitled ‘How to create a positive team culture for success!’. This will be an easy-to-follow guide with useful tips on what you can do in your own workplace to improve culture.
5. We will be delivering a lot of other educational content such as blogs, videos and training workshops, all focused on equipping people with knowledge and tools to apply in their work team environments.
6. Most of what we do will be promoted via our social media platforms of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube. We are encouraging others to join the fun on social media using the hashtag #WorkplaceCultureMonth whilst sharing their own experiences working within a positive team culture.
As I outlined in my previous blog ‘Making a start on your workplace culture’, practising a positive and fun team culture workplace requires time and commitment.
Well, Workplace Culture Month will be a great time to start (if you haven’t already) and provides plenty of support and resources to make a commitment.
We have a created a dedicated web page for Workplace Culture Month which will ‘house’ rolling updates of our events and other activities for this period and the link to download my free eBook.
Enjoy the month ahead! And please share your thoughts, comments and experiences of #WorkplaceCultureMonth – we’d love to hear them!
Dwain Richardson, Managing Director, Corporate Challenge Events