Even without team sports, this recreational league company finds a way to boost spirits

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How does a company focused on camaraderie and team sports maintain its high-energy culture? The same employee-centered practices—but with a different execution. Before the coronavirus, you might have kept employees smiling by providing catered lunches or organizing an after-work office softball team. Now that everyone is working remotely and juggling the demands of home, it probably feels impossible to foster a healthy organizational culture. Despite changing work conditions, the truth is that it is still possible and less expensive than before. Read Full Story

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COVID-19 has revealed the flaws of Silicon Valley’s purpose-driven culture

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Pandemic-influenced layoffs have exposed the downsides of tech company workplace cultures that tie our identities, self-worth, emotional security, and life’s purpose to our jobs. Thanks to intentional culture-building, startup workplaces have evolved to become much more than offices—they’re where people take meals, cultivate friendships, and find their purpose. Great culture attracts and retains great talent, encourages people to spend more time working toward company goals, and rallies the team around a mission. For many employees at these companies (and the other companies that emulate their cultures), the role of the workplace has taken on an outsize importance. Read Full Story

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Miss the camaraderie of the office? Try one of these clever remote team-building ideas

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It’s unlikely that your Thursday happy hour will return anytime soon, but these team-building activities have helped companies build stronger workplace relationships and strengthen culture. Like many service companies, East End Yovth’s (the v is for “visionary”) team is working from home. The digital marketing agency prides itself on having created a diverse and inclusive team. Cofounder Kevin Poirier says that its multicultural environment improves everything from creativity and innovation to employee engagement and decision-making. Read Full Story

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4 tips on how to preserve your workplace culture while your team is remote

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Hard-earned culture gains can survive alongside your company’s newer, fresher initiatives resulting from the pandemic. In the startup world, we hear a lot about culture. While the term may bring to mind office perks , like ping-pong tables and happy hours, true culture goes deeper. It forms the fabric of your organization and makes a big difference for your bottom line. In fact, research shows that employees with a strong connection to their organization’s culture are more engaged. Companies with great cultures attract the most qualified candidates, too. Read Full Story

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3 tips to help your employees deal with conflict

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Rising tensions can be a danger to company culture. Here are a few simple techniques to address disagreements as they arise. In the era of remote work, getting into productive conflicts is one of the most important ways to grow engagement and trust. To help your team become more comfortable with conflicts, leaders need to encourage constructive communication about them. Read Full Story

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