Presentation on theme: "Fun and (Mostly) FREE Ways to Boost Employee Morale Sammi Curless Carmen Martinez."— Presentation transcript:
Fun and (Mostly) FREE Ways to Boost Employee Morale Sammi Curless Carmen Martinez
Origin 2008 City Council goal to retain staff during the “great recession” Employee committee formed to develop suggestions Keep morale up in a time of no raises and downsizing No impact on the City’s general fund
Events Organized BY EMPLOYEES FOR EMPLOYEES! o Employees dedicated to improving morale o Volunteer members; not “volun- told” At least one event per month o Members and departments host events o Casual Day!
Event Ideas Food always helps! Recoup costs; any profit goes to MBA Involve ALL employees Host events at other facilities Work with supervisors to encourage attendance
Themed events Focus on seasons, sporting events, holidays Competition! Special guest appearances by city’s personalities City Management Mascots Toot Your Own Horn
Event Examples Holiday Sweater Contest AND Holiday Karaoke! Full support by City Management