A Note on Company Culture: What Makes Work-Sponsored Team Events So Important?

Lux Everyday Company Culture

Sure, team events look good on your company’s social media pages, but has your boss ever questioned why they’re paying for a bar tab? We’re guessing the answer is probably yes.

Here at Lux Everyday, we like to play just as hard as we work, but culture isn’t built in a day. And it certainly can’t be forced, so please don’t try. Company culture is a constant work in progress, and is always evolving. It’s part art, part science, and takes a whole lot of work – but the results are completely worth it. When you have the entire team on the bus, heading in the same direction, achieving goals feels a hell of a lot easier.

Don’t just take our word for it. According to the American Psychological Association, “Almost all employees (93 percent) who reported feeling valued said that they are motivated to do their best at work.”

Some of the Lux Everyday team at our recent Halloween social event

But what is ‘company culture’?

It’s a feeling, an atmosphere, a definition of the personality of a company. There’s not necessarily a right or a wrong way to do it, and each organisation should and will look a little different.

Ok, so how on earth do you get there? Don’t worry, I’m getting to that.

Never underestimate the power of sharing a couple of hard-earned cold ones, or throwing co-workers together to work on a fun project or puzzle.  Work-sponsored team events have long been proven to boost both employee morale and increase overall productivity. Basically, when your team like each other, they’re going to work better together.

Think dress-up competitions, fundraising efforts, volunteering days, karaoke, lunch’n’learns… anything that will break up the everyday and engage your team. The key is to make it fun, not forced.

The team that plays together… stays together!

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