Ridiculous Ways to Improve Your Company Culture
There will always be meanies, no matter where you work. I mean, what can you really do? You cannot retaliate by being just as mean or obnoxious, because you will be one of them.
With Fox’s television series The New Girl introducing the ‘douchebag jar,’ – where employees who say negative things to others or in general have to put money in – companies like John Hall’s Digital Talent Agents are following suit in hopes to improve the company environment. According to his article, when the ‘douchebag jar’ is full, they all go out for happy hour. Pretty cool.
Many office cultures are negatively impacted by employees making comments that either put down another employee or are just plain weird. After this occurs, a business environment is thrown, and the culture is off. It’s great to have a diverse workforce and bring in different viewpoints, but you certainly don’t want anyone going home offended at the end of the day. I’ve found a way to turn these negative comments into a bonding experience that also keeps everyone accountable for the things they say in the office.
For those of you who are unaware, Fox’s show, The New Girl, has a character named Schmidt. Schmidt’s dialogue basically consists of the most out-of-line “d-bag” comments like, “The most sexy holidays are the 4th of July, Independence Day, obviously, Women’s History Month, and Christmas.” His character says whatever enters his mind, no matter how raunchy, random, or weird.
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Have that one person at work who always says something out-of-line? What other creative ways have you encountered that significantly improves company morale and decreases bullying behavior?