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Entrepreneur Insights: 5 ways to boost workplace morale

Entrepreneur Insights: 5 ways to boost workplace morale

Posted on: May 27, 2014
Author: ATB Business & Agriculture

Breanne Ramsay shares a few ways she and her sister, Brittney, ensure Britt Land Services remains a great place to work.

All business owners strive to make their business a great place to work. Wages, hours, and benefits are an important component of employee satisfaction, but so is workplace culture.

If your business could use a boost of positivity, here are five ideas you could try, courtesy of Breanne Ramsey from Britt Land Services:

  1. Employee appreciation events

    "It's great to give back to your employees and let them know how much you value them. We hold a yearly event for our staff where we close the office around 11:30 and take them on a surprise adventure. In the past we have done cooking school, golf in Kananaskis, a drum circle at Prince's Island Park, and a shopping event followed by a catered lunch."
  2. Jokes and pranks

    "At Britt Land, they have been shown to increase employee morale, and everyone always wants to be involved."

  3. Team-building events

    "Every quarter we hold a team-building event. Sometimes they fall around holidays like Halloween or Easter. During the Olympics, we hosted the "Britt Land Olympics." They've even fallen on the weekend, when we have everyone and their families out camping."
  4. Weekly treat day and organic fruit

    "Every week, a different staff member brings in their favourite treat to share with the office on Wednesday. We also have organic fruit delivered weekly for our staff from Spuds."
  5. Yearly health and wellness allowance

    "Employees can use it for anything to do with their pursuit of health and wellness, like yoga classes, running shoes, or exercise equipment."

To learn more about Breanne, her sister Brittney, Britt Land, and other Alberta entrepreneurs, check out our We Grow Alberta video series.

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