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Building Company Culture at Your Rehab Facility with Special Events
Company culture reflects the relationship that exists between members of staff, the company, and your clients. It is a system of shared beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions in a workplace. You can help develop and build your company culture in a number of ways. One of the most effective approaches is to hold special events.
Why special events for staff are important
Staff events help to develop your company culture, strengthen the bond within your team, and help increase job satisfaction. In addition to these benefits, here are a number of ways that holding events for your staff members is beneficial:
Helps staff members learn together
Promotes healthy behaviour
Encourges effective communication
Helps team members relax
Improves sense of belonging
Instills commitment to the team and company
How to ensure your next staff event contributes to your company culture
Here is a list of steps you can take to help ensure your next event reinforces your company culture:
Focus on values
Focusing on what is important for your business can help you create events that support these values. It is also important to consider what is important to your employees. By creating an event that aligns with their interests, they are more likely to participate and the event is more likely to be successful.
Encourage everyone to attend
The more staff that attend your events, the greater effect it is likely to have. Be sure to inform everyone early about the event and send regular reminders. Try to involve staff from all levels of the organization. This means everyone from your executives to your maintenance team can participate. This helps to instil the feeling of belonging and will help everyone see how each person of the team is valuable to the functioning of your rehab center.
Have fun and encourage others to do the same
Try to encourage your team to let loose and enjoy themselves. Encourage open conversations and engage in them yourself. Try to ask questions that will help encourage communication and encourage others to share details about themselves. By moving beyond small talk and focusing on work, your team can get to know each other more, which will help them work together better.
By gathering input about your events as you hold them, you can gain an understanding of what works and what doesn’t. This can help you plan events that your employees enjoy and in which they actually want to participate.
Tips to create successful special events
Here is a list of tips you can use when planning your next event:
Have dedicated staff
Plan the event with the help of staff members to ensure it stays on track and to assist you with making the necessary arrangements. You can also consider making a social committee or a team who regularly plans these events.
Reinforce the bigger goal
By reminding your staff members about why they chose to work with your company, or by reinforcing their feelings of belonging to the team, you can help boost their morale and loyalty to your company.
Encourage play to help boost creativity
Creating an event where staff members can be playful or engage in friendly competition can help encourage their creative thinking and motivation on the job.
Special event ideas
If you are interested in hosting special events for your team members, here are a few ideas you can consider:
Special snack days
Appreciation nights or awards nights
Fantasy football leagues
Pampering (think bringing a barista into your facility or having local massage therapy students come to practice on your staff)
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