Office Culture. A big subject.
I saw a post today on LinkedIn asking “Is this office culture?” as they have just installed a cinema in the office…
That’s great but my first thought was “when in the day would I have time to sit and watch a film at work!?” I wouldn’t!
So it prompted a thought in my head. What makes a good office culture? Is it a dog? It's proven they can make you more productive but as much as I love my pup, I’m not sure. Is it having a beer fridge, a bar, a ping pong table, a slide instead of a lift, a gym, a bouncy castle…
Now I’m sure this won’t make me very popular, but can I throw an old-fashioned idea out there? I think a good culture is where everyone has the same work ethic and drive. What I mean by that is, when everyone is doing well and the company is doing well, this instantly motivates me and I can honestly say gives me that buzz in the morning where I think “I can't wait to get to work”.
What do you think? Does your office games table help provide your culture?
At many offices, bicycles and scooters are available to travel between meetings, and common spaces are full of foosball, pool tables, and video games. While your budget manager might not go for scooters, there are plenty of cheaper options that can still make your workspace unique—set up a quick board game in the break room, or bring in your Wii and host a bowling championship once a month.