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Outmark Inspo: How to improve company culture

By July 21, 2023July 25th, 2023No Comments

Why company culture matters

Outmark® is back again and ready to delve into the fascinating world of company culture and its impact on businesses. Good company culture can transform a workplace into a vibrant, thriving community of talented individuals. It’s the magical force that fuels collaboration, creativity, and employee engagement.

It’s time to fasten your seatbelts as we discuss how to improve company culture.

Having fun doing good together

At Outmark, we firmly believe in the power of doing good together as a team to enhance company culture and positively impact the world. Engaging in collective acts of kindness, such as charity donations and volunteering, strengthens the bonds within our team and nurtures a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

One of our exciting initiatives involves partnering with Kiva, a global nonprofit organization that empowers individuals through microloans. By supporting Kiva’s loan goals, we aim to create opportunities for entrepreneurs in need and contribute to building thriving communities worldwide.

Join us in exploring the incredible value of doing good as a team and making a difference beyond the confines of our office walls. Together, we can create a ripple effect of positivity and inspire others to embrace the spirit of giving. Help people like Istabraq, a Palestinian refugee, expand her childcare center, and Maria in Nicaragua buy minerals to fertilize her land and grow her harvest. Click here to donate today.

If you plan it, they will come: Team bonding opportunities

Discover an exciting way to improve company culture with scheduled in-person team bonding activities. At Outmark, we recently embarked on a memorable Team Time trip that allowed us to strengthen our bonds and foster a sense of camaraderie. This dedicated time away from work focused purely on what we do best—having fun.

We recapped the highlights of our adventure on our social media platforms, giving a glimpse into the laughter, shared experiences, and memories we created together. From kickball to disc golf and a baseball game (and much more), in-person team bonding provided unique opportunities for our team members to genuinely connect. Check out our latest team time recap on Instagram and TikTok.

Group activities everyone can enjoy

Creating a strong and inclusive company culture doesn’t have to be challenging, especially when introducing group activities that bring the fun. At Outmark, we’ve found that our Book Club has been a fantastic way to bring our team together and spark meaningful conversations. However, there are countless other ideas to foster connection, especially in a hybrid work environment.

Consider organizing wellness days where employees can participate in activities like yoga or meditation, or hosting virtual cooking classes where everyone can bond over a shared love for food. For those who prefer in-person interactions, arranging occasional happy hours can help fellow employees to unwind and build relationships.

By providing diverse options for team engagement, whether virtual or in-person, you can bridge the gap and ensure that all employees feel included and valued, regardless of their work environment. Now, let’s talk more about our hybrid and remote working peeps.

Staying connected in a hybrid workplace

At Outmark, we’ve embraced the hybrid work model to accommodate our employees’ diverse needs and preferences. We understand the importance of fostering an inclusive environment where hybrid and fully remote team members feel included and work-life balance is prioritized. To bridge the physical distance, we’ve implemented several virtual activities that bring our team together. 

Such as: 

  • User Guides and personality tests to learn what makes us tick
  • Virtual trivia questions 
  • Wordle Wednesday
  • Weekly show and tell to acknowledge exciting projects
  • Virtual team lunches 
  • Social media posts that celebrate employee milestones
  • Bonusly, a tool that allows us to recognize and reward each other’s efforts
  • Bi-weekly huddles focused on company goals and initiatives
  • Team brainstorming sessions (or as we like to call it, a brain trust)

By embracing these initiatives, we cultivate a vibrant and cohesive company culture that transcends physical boundaries and celebrates the unique contributions of every individual.

Spotting negative company culture from the jump

Always be aware and recognize the importance of spotting potential red flags in building a negative company culture. Negative company culture can be created by poor leadership and lack of transparency, where employees feel undervalued, unsupported, and disengaged from the organization’s mission and values. Toxic behaviors such as favoritism, micromanagement, and lack of accountability can further contribute to a negative work environment. Super gross, right? Don’t worry; we’ll stop there.

By providing diverse options for team engagement, whether virtual or in-person, you can bridge the gap and ensure that all employees feel included and valued, regardless of their work environment. Now, let’s talk more about our hybrid and remote working peeps.

Raise the roof on morale: Whoop whoop!

We hope this blog helped you understand how to improve company culture and provided valuable insights into how Outmark is working to foster various strategies into a thriving work environment. From in-person team bonding to virtual group activities, we strive to create a sense of belonging and connection for all our employees, regardless of their work arrangement.

To stay updated on the latest happenings at Outmark and join our group of party people, follow us on social media. Cheers to nurturing a culture of collaboration, growth, and shared success!

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