From "jananiprakaash" : Dear All,
I work in an environment where silence is more..People feel not a motivating or exciting environment..
I have newly joined this office and I also get this feeling some times. But being the BU HR for this unit, I feel I can surely make a difference in bringing a change in this environment.
Can you suggest me some ways to make the work place exciting in cost effective ways??
I am visualizing a change where all employees of this organization wish to come to this unit becoz of its energetic environment.. Please help..
Regards,
Janani
9th October 2007 From India, Hyderabad

Hi Aparna,
Thanks for the inputs. I have started conducting birthday bashes which have really excited people here. But thats just one day in a month right..
I will think of this TGIF..Its very nice..I will propose this to my team.
Also coffee with HR is nice. To start with I shall try these two.. Thanks a lot.
Best wishes,
Janani
9th October 2007 From India, Hyderabad
Hi Janani,
I can very well relate with yr situation as m also working in a similar environment.
Well...to start with, its better to do a survey and find out what kinda activities ppl want in the org.
In my Co. I am trying to put in action TGIF (Thk GOd Its Friday) concept. Wherein every last Friday of the month, i'l organize sm event/ inhouse games/ trekking/ movie/ team lunch etc. You can also do something lyk this...
Other than that you can also try...
HR Newsletter
E- Library ( U can dwnload sm E books and put dem on a cmn drive or circulate them. I ve implemnted dis in my co. n ppl are liking dis.)
Coffee wid HR
Suggestion Box
Celebrate B'days/Anniversaries/Various Days ( Boss's Day, etc)
Do lemme knw...if u lyk ne of d above.
Aparna
9th October 2007 From Singapore
Hi,
Following are the events which I have carried out in my organization:
1. Guess Who Contest (Crop employee's lip or eyes and make a guess)
2. Quizzes (National Day... To know (company name) is to love (company name))
3. Poem Competition (free topic)
4. Indoor Games
5. Pot Luck
6. Colours of HR (Internal e-Newsletter)
7. HR Weekly Bulletin
Hope the above are useful.
Thanks and regards,
Ainie
10th October 2007 From Singapore
Few activities are listed below:

Tug of war between the teams

Caricature day (hire a guy for a day who can sketch employees without there information. You can frame and gift those sketches to respective employees)

Blood donation camp (would also serve to fulfill corporate responsibility)

Pizza day

Arrange for stalls like dominos, CCD in the cafetaria

Photography contest

Talent contest

A space for employees on internal portal to share their pictures and interest

Cricket game

Music band

Treasure hunt

exclusive clubs of employees sharing same interests or for key employees

coke vs pepsi contest

Lunch/dinner for top performers with CEO of the company

Hold regular theme days

Launch a job rotation programme Plan for and encourage Cross Training

Anniversary / Length-of Service

On-the-Spot Awards

Employee of the Month / Year

happy hours

month end activity

Annual picnics, get together

Tie ups with theatres & night clubs

10 days paid wedding honeymoon leave plus a months salary as wedding present

Flexible working hours

Celebrating festivals
10th October 2007
It is really highly useful link for trainers.
I joined very recently for a management institute as a fiannce faculty , but iam equally interested in HR topics. Thanks for the great contributions. Pl keep informing such useful information.
14th October 2007
WHEN WILL YOU GIVE THE TIME TO EMPLOYEES TO WORK???????
THEN IN PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL YOU WILL TELL THEM THEIR PERFORMANCE IS NOT GOOD..
WHAT IS WORKPLACE FOR..
DONT KILL THE EMPLOYEES PLEASE PLEASE.... ALREADY EMPLOYEES HATE HR A LOT BCOZ OF SOME HRs ,, FIRST KNOW WHAT THEY WANT< AND THEN GIVE IT. UNNECESSARY DONT GIVE THEM ANYTHING..


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14th October 2007 From India, Pune

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