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The 3 Pillars of Relationship Building

By Ed Stevens on January 12, 2022

Building strong, healthy relationships with people at work can certainly be intimidating if you don't know where to start. However, it is critically important for employees to build relationships with their coworkers in order for them to feel engaged and want to stay with the company long-term. 

In order to start building those relationships as soon as possible, read this article to learn about the three pillars of relationship building. It's a simple yet effective framework for understanding how relationships grow over time. 

Topics: Workplace Relationships
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30 Ways to Bring back the Fun to Your Virtual Meeting

By Clare Moss on January 6, 2022

After a year or more of virtual meetings, many team leaders are looking for a few ways to spice things up and boost engagement.

For many remote and hybrid teams, finding ways to build genuine connection and foster relationships between dispersed team members has been key to their success. 

Topics: Employee Happiness Employee Engagement Remote Working Workplace Relationships Employee Engagement Software Virtual Socialization
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Top 10 Virtual Halloween Party Ideas

By Clare Moss on October 14, 2021

Hosting a Virtual Halloween Party

With Halloween right around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan a holiday get together for you and your team. Holiday parties are a great way to bond and get to know each other in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. If your team is remote, hybrid, or if you are looking for an affordable and accessible solution, try organizing your spooky soiree virtually. 

Topics: Remote Working Company Culture Workplace Relationships Virtual Socialization
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Why Workplace Flexibility is Important for Success

By Ed Stevens on June 17, 2021

There is a lot of debate going on right now around the future of office work. Work from home. Return to the office. Hybrid arrangements.

What will the future really look like?

Topics: Future of Work Remote Working Company Culture Workplace Relationships
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5 Steps for Hosting Virtual Happy Hours Everyone Will Love

By Lydia Stevens on October 5, 2020

Let's face it: virtual happy hours can be super awkward. When Preciate first went completely remote at the start of the pandemic, we had a couple virtual get togethers that were lackluster at best. And it wasn't because we don't get along or have a good company culture. It was simply because those online meeting tools weren't designed to help people connect and build relationships while socializing virtually.

Topics: Future of Work Workplace Relationships Employee Engagement Software Virtual Socialization
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How To Use A Microsoft Teams App for Employee Recognition

By Lydia Stevens on February 14, 2020

Microsoft Teams has been making a big splash in the world of workplace communication tools. More than doubling their user base in the past year, they now have even more active users than their top competitor, Slack.

Topics: Future of Work Teamwork Workplace Relationships Employee Recognition Software
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Becoming a Certified B Corporation: Preciate

By Preciate on February 3, 2020

We have a very exciting announcement! In November of 2019, Preciate was approved as a Certified B Corporation for the first time. After becoming a public benefit corporation in July of 2019, this was the clear next step to further our commitment to do the best we can for the world. Preciate is proud to now be a part of the community of businesses who believe in the power of purpose.

Topics: Future of Work Employee Health Workplace Relationships Employee Recognition Software
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The Ultimate List of 106 Team Building Ideas

By Preciate on October 15, 2019

Relationship-Oriented Team Building to Improve Company Culture

Whether it's planning ice breaker events for newly formed teams or freshening up engagement for groups who have worked together for years, team building can certainly be a challenge. Companies have a lot to think about, and sources of employee motivation can tend to get blurred by certain external rewards. If you're an employee tasked with team building efforts at your company or someone who just wants to motivate your group, check out our list of 106 relationship-focused ideas to promote team bonding and engagement. 

Topics: Teamwork Workplace Relationships Positive Emotional Culture Employee Appreciation
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Building Trust in the Workplace by Improving Employee Well-Being

By Lydia Stevens on May 21, 2019

Most of us are familiar with differing priorities among departments in an office and how that can impact the inner workings of a company. While management is more focused on developing practices that increase productivity and profit, Human Resources is often dedicated to employee well-being. Michael and Toby’s tumultuous relationship in the hit TV sitcom The Office demonstrates this dichotomy perfectly; it’s one we have seen time and again. 

It isn’t without reason that this parody exists. Oftentimes, new managerial practices can have trade-offs that are detrimental to certain aspects of employee well-being, whether it be psychological, physical, or social well-being. Rather than argue one set of priorities is more important than another, it’s more important to recognize that happiness, health, and human relationships are related, and their optimization leads to better overall outcomes for company success.

Topics: Employee Happiness Employee Recognition Employee Health Workplace Relationships
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How to Improve Communication in the Workplace & Reduce Discrimination

By Lydia Stevens on April 4, 2019

For many people, the office can be an exciting and interesting place to work and connect with others in the process. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone, especially those who face discrimination due to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. Studies show that discrimination can lead to negative emotions like anger and fear, which in turn influence the overall satisfaction and happiness an employee experiences in his or her career. Although most of us try to avoid discriminating against others, the reality is that stereotypes and prejudiced thoughts are very much a social norm – one that we need to work actively against should we hope to reduce their damaging effects.

Topics: Employee Happiness Employee Engagement Workplace Relationships