Ping-pong tournaments. Gift exchanges. Friendly pranks. Mystery trips. Chili cook-offs. What do these things have in common? They are all elements that can help make a workplace wonderful.
We’re not just making this up. We’ve scouted Southwest Michigan to find workplaces that know how to make work both fulfilling and fun for their employees. These workplaces know that creating a comfortable, energetic, and team-oriented environment isn’t only nice, but necessary. And they know that while profits are important for their success, healthy, happy people are vital.
The 269 MAGAZINE Wonderful Workplace Awards recognize the standout efforts made by several local businesses and explore some of their proven methods for success. These businesses demonstrate that a thriving company culture can engage and empower employees and employers alike, and pay dividends.
Want to be a wonderful workplace? Read on for inspiration, and maybe—just maybe—you should invest in a Ping-Pong table.