Three weeks ago, I shared a fantastic idea from a client organization about a unique way to acknowledge and motivate employees – to hold “fake” retirement parties. Well, today I’m thrilled to tell you about another great example of employee team-building and motivation from another client organization.
Monthly culture “moments”
This particular company has a very diverse workforce with people from a variety of different ethnicities and cultures. So as a way to build understanding, to strengthen teamwork, and to have fun, their Corporate Finance team created monthly culture moments. At their monthly team meetings, over a period of several months, they’ve showcased the different cultures and nationalities represented in their department. Even though they’ve called it culture “moments”, it is in fact the theme for the entire meeting.
One or two employees (who are from that culture) make a short presentation sharing the background and history of their heritage countries. They also tell the rest of the team about a core societal value and a common workplace behaviour. Continue reading