The birth of Workplace Culture Month

April is an exciting month for us and we hope it will be for organisations around New Zealand. It is the inaugural Workplace Culture Month! My team created the concept for a dedicated ‘month’ to put the spotlight on the importance of team culture and how it can be improved it in all work environments. Our dream is that Workplace Culture Month becomes an annual fixture encouraging more businesses to prioritise culture in their workplace.

Map out the future of your company culture

Do you know what drives the culture of your team or company? Culture mapping is a great method to gain an understanding of those habitual behaviours and ‘water cooler’ conversations that drive the culture of the organisation. Simply, it is the authentic discovery of what your culture currently looks like and why it looks that way. And then it is the design of a great culture moving forward.

Making a start on your workplace culture

Practising a positive and fun team culture in your workplace requires time and commitment. Often these two little words ‘time’ and ‘commitment’ are the barriers for a company culture moving from poor or just bearable to good or even amazing. This blog will show you three simple activities that you can do in your workplace to make a start and commitment to impact your team culture for the better.

A bike for a tyke makes a powerful difference

The joy on any child’s face when they receive a new bike lights up a room. When the child comes from a disadvantaged background, this joy is priceless. The experience of building a bike from scratch in a team which is then donated to a child in need is even more powerful. That is our Bikes For Tykes charity team building program which we recently ran in Auckland for more than 60 staff from 2degrees.

How team building can positively impact company culture

Having a great culture is essential for the long term success and sustainability of any company. With most businesses today operating with numerous staff, how these staff fit and flourish within a larger team is vital in creating a successful culture. So how can team building positively impact company culture? The answer lies in these six results of team building activities.

Why internal conferencing is important for companies in 2017

We read and hear many fundamentals for modern day business success, don’t we? Inspiring leadership, a great work culture, a clear vision, effective communication, ongoing professional development, exceptional customer service, long-term strategic planning, adapting to change and team harmony are probably on your list. But is a regular staff conference on your list?

Why a positive culture at work is vital more than ever

It makes sense that a happy and unified work environment will perform better than an unhappy and divided one. Many organisations know this but still get so focused on ‘doing what needs to be done’ to achieve results that working on their culture becomes a low priority. What is needed to start with is the acknowledgment by leaders that the very essence of achieving success is having a positive team culture.

How to select a destination for your staff incentive program

As we embark on a new year, many organisations may be considering a staff incentive program for 2017 with the end reward being a trip to a beautiful destination. Most employees are excited by travel and enjoy the features of an exotic, fun or relaxing destination, which makes a trip away a great reward. So how can you select a destination for your staff incentive program?

Using your destination for team building

A great way for your team to learn more about the city they work or for your conference delegates to explore the location they are visiting is a destination-based team building event. Each city, town and region has its own beauty, wonder, features and history. So why not take advantage of these and have some fun exploring and learning more about the destination, all whilst engaging in an outcome-focused team building program.

Why is CSR important for today’s leader?

As the world changes at the fastest rate in history, business leaders realise they need to change just as quickly to keep up or, even better, move ahead of the times. One area that is constantly in the mind, in the decisions and in the behaviours of many of today’s successful leaders is corporate social responsibility or more commonly referred as its acronym of CSR. So why is CSR important for today’s leader?

Consider a family fun day for your work Christmas party

In this age of longer working hours, flexible working arrangements and technology making work accessible 24/7, the contribution of families is vital in the success of a business. That is why we are seeing a trend of more companies involving families in work Christmas functions to acknowledge their contribution. Here are five important considerations to help you plan a family fun day for your staff Christmas party.

Three powerful ways your team can give back this Christmas

Christmas is traditionally a time of giving and joy! As a workplace, what can you do to capture the spirit of Christmas, reward your staff and give to those less fortunate than ourselves? Here are three unique programs we have created that will help your business support the disadvantaged in the community over Christmas, and have a powerful impact on your team culture.

Five ways to bring CSR into your next event

Most businesses today have a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy or plan outlining how they contribute to sustainability in areas such as energy, health, welfare, education, technology and communities. In delivering CSR strategies, corporate events can play a valuable role. Here are five ways your company can incorporate CSR into your future events such as conferences and functions.

How corporate social responsibility contributes to your corporate culture

Our company vision is all about creating success through positive fun team cultures. A positive culture will not happen overnight. It requires an ongoing commitment by everyone in the business due to the many and various factors that contribute to creating a good culture. One of the most important factors in building a positive team culture is Corporate Social Responsibility.

Five fundamentals for your internal company conference

For today’s business in New Zealand, an internal company conference has become an essential team building fixture in the calendar. My simple definition of an internal company conference is a structured meeting of all or some staff with a focus on team building, training and the future. In our planning, we ensure that an internal company conference has five fundamentals.