Business Intelligence: August 2022
A little friendly competition – whether it’s a company golf outing, fishing tournament, health challenge, cooking competition or other contest – can enliven the work week and stoke employee morale. What is the best workplace competition that you have ever been involved in?
Sharon D. Elliott
Not one event, but many stand out in my mind when it comes to our office coming together for a little fun, competition and team spirit. Over the course of my 18 years with Site Resources, there have been multiple events each year that bring all of us together, bridging office comradery into more personal connections.
Standouts include: Chili Cook-offs, duckpin bowling nights, Minute to Win It (just like the TV show), matchbox car races, scarecrow building, indoor mini golf course building and play, horseshoes and field day, ugly holiday sweater contests, indoor nerf battles, business card building builds, and Pennsyltucky Thanksmas.
We have a quarterly, company newsletter which includes our monthly photo competition where we ask our employees to submit pictures of their job sites and work in progress. We have the administrative staff in the office choose the best photos each month which will be published in the newsletters. The winners receive a $250 gift card for the first-place photo, $150 to second place and $100 to third place. This has expanded into craftsmanship photos as well as site photos. People will send in a photo of an electrical panel or other work that they are proud of or photos of people working on equipment high up in the air. Some of our projects are very unique and have intricate lighting or other installations so the competition lets people show off their work and promotes ongoing field engagement.