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Three Clever Ideas to Boost Team Morale

 

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Low team morale? Boost it with these three clever ideas

When energy is running low in your offices, and lethargy seems to be dominating, your employees are probably going through a dip in their collective morale. Low morale amongst employees can lead to hostile and negative environment in the workplace. Employee morale can make or break a business, so it is crucial to monitor it and give it the occasional boost to ensure things are up and running smoothly. There are several ways that are likely guaranteed to quickly boost team morale and boost positivity and productivity at the same time.

  1. Celebrate Accomplishments: It’s easy to let everyday accomplishments get buried in the routine of mundane tasks, the firefighting, and the preparation for the challenges that the future will throw out. It is important, however, to acknowledge accomplishments and recognize them publicly. If a person’s contribution is valued, it inspires confidence in their work and the motivation to work harder; it inspires loyalty and ownership towards the company; and instills a general sense of well-being and job satisfaction. Public recognition means that people will also realize that the company notices each individual’s achievement, and they are not seen merely as cogs in a machine. So let them see they are valued, through notices, announcements in the newsletter, gift certificates, employee-of-the-month type awards, and so on.
  2. Team Sports: Getting the entire company involved in a sport is a great way to kick morale into high gear. Putting together teams from different floors or departments to compete against each other will give each team and the overall company a chance to bond. They can name their own teams, design jerseys for themselves, and pick mascots. To make it even more fun and get everybody involved, even the non-sporty people, pick a game that everyone likes. Bowling is a great way to boost company morale. Corporate bowling is a team sport and a company outing rolled into one, and everyone can and loves to bowl. Bowling alleys are bright and fun and most will also help you out with a menu of food and drinks you can serve, as well as decorate with company logos and banners.
  3. Community work: Helping out in the community by contributing services to local schools or NGOs can do wonders to boost low morale in individuals. If you feel like the energies of your employees are rundown and need a lift, give them a few paid hours a month to do community work, with organizations they choose, or those you can tie-up with. Let them also participate as a group in charity events such as walkathons. In addition to allowing them feel good about themselves, this will also make them feel good about the company, and work with renewed respect.

These are several effective ways to combat flagging company morale that are easy to incorporate in your company policy, such as community service hours and setting parameters for recognition. These techniques to boost team morale can also be a great fun bonding experience, such as corporate bowling.

 

 

 

Top 5 Places for Kids Parties

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If you are a parent who is looking to become the best dad or mom ever, then you need to regularly organize parties for your kid. This allows your kids to have a good time with their friends and also make new friends. A great party makes your kid look good. There are several occasion that demand a celebration and one of them is birthdays.

Here are a list of the top 5 places for kids parties especially birthdays!

Pizza Place

What is a party if not for great food? Pizza is one of those food types which are loved by adults and children alike. If you are considering pleasing the children and also their parents, having a party at the local pizza joint is an excellent idea. You have music, hot food, and lots of place to sit for adults and play area. Everybody is bound to have fun at these pizza centres.

Bowling Centre

If you are thinking of focussing on games for the upcoming birthday, then there is no better way than to host it at a bowling centre. Bowling birthday party is the best as children love bowling. Bowling is easy to learn, rules can be quietly relaxed and is a group activity. One suggestion we can give is that you could organize an impromptu bowling tournament and have all the kids participate. You could even order a winning trophy to be built for the occasion and the winning kid receive the cup, just like in the league tournaments.

Ice-cream Parlour

If pizza is not something you are comfortable, especially if you worried about all the cheese, then ice cream parlours makes for a good choice. While adults may not really enjoy ice cream for several reasons, there is not a single kid who does not enjoy a cup of vanilla and another of strawberry cones in both of his hands. Just like pizza place, the local ice cream parlours can make special arrangements to accommodate birthdays.

Burger Joint

If you are hosting a party just for your child and with other family friends in a low key fashion, then it would be wiser to hit the local burger joint on the special day. You could have a nice and quiet time, giving the birthday gift, taking some photos and may be a fun video to share with friends later.

Home

If you have a living room with lots of space, then it makes good sense and also economically beneficial to have the party hosted right at your home. You could prepare delicious snacks and dishes at your home or you could order a takeout. You could actually order pizza and ice cream and combine the best of both worlds. Do not forget to have party games such as twister as well as board games like the game of life to liven up the evening.

Birthday parties will always be about having fun, exchanging gifts and so on. Depending on the budget and time you have, you could make it as grand and fun as you want. Hopefully, some of the ideas we have shared with you will come in handy for your child’s next birthday.

 

Facebook Draw

Planet Bowl is giving away a free games package! All you have to do is “like” our Facebook page to enter. Once we get to 250 likes, we’ll randomly select a winner!

Storm Matchmaker Event

Strike-Mor Pro Shop is teaming up with Storm Bowling to host a Matchmaker event! Try out the latest Storm and Roto-Grip bowling balls and receive recommendations and tips from a Storm representative.

When: November 29th, 2012. 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM

Where: Planet Bowl, 5555 Eglinton Ave W, Etobicoke, Ontario

Cost:
Option 1 ($20): Test Storm & Roto-Grip equipment for up to one hour plus a ball and layout recommendation from a Storm Rep.
Option 2 ($35): Test Storm & Roto-Grip equipment for up to one hour plus a ball and layout recommendation and a video of your game with additional tips from a Storm Rep.

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Planet Bowl’s March Break Special!

March Break Special 2012

From March 12-16th from 11 AM to 3 PM
$59.95 + Taxes (per lane) includes:
2 Hours of Bowling
Shoe Rentals
1 Large Pizza or Large Nacho Platter
1 Jug of Pop

**This deal is for a maximum of 6 People per lane

So come out and bring the family this March Break!!

Family Day Special at Planet Bowl!

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On Monday February 20th, 2012 from 11AM – 3PM!
$59.95 + Taxes (per lane) which includes:
2 Hours of Bowling
Shoe Rentals
1 Large Pizza or 1 Large Nacho Platter
1 Jug of Pop
This deal is for a maximum of 6 People per lane

So come out and bring the family on Family Day!

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Strike-Mor Pro Shop combines the latest and greatest bowling equipment with years of professional drilling and fitting experience to take your game to the next level. We are currently located inside Planet Bowl in Toronto, Ontario.

Striking FUN with kids birthday parties!

Check out this wonderfully made video of a recent birthday party at Planet Bowl! Much thanks to the maker of this video and it is our hope that you may have as much fun as this family did!

Celebrate New Years in Style at Planet Bowl!

Looking for a place to celebrate New Years? Look no further! Ring in the new year with some drinks, good friends and some bowling! Planet Bowl will be open from 9 AM to 2 AM and as a special gift we will also be offering free shoes as a thank you to all our customers for a great year!

Celebrate the New Year’s in style! Only at Planet Bowl!

Holiday Hours

Dearest Customers; these are our Holiday Hours:

Saturday December 24th: 9AM – 5PM
Sunday December 25th: CLOSED
Monday December 26th: 10AM – MIDNIGHT
Friday December 31st: 9AM – 2AM
Saturday January 1st: NOON – MIDNIGHT

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!