Archives for November 2015

Creative Gifts Help Improve Corporate Culture

Many companies are trying to follow the Apple and Google model today. They are coming to understand that if they want to have a productive, powerful workforce, then they need to establish a culture that nurtures the people in their workforce. Gift giving is a critical way of establishing the sort of culture that many CEOs and managers want. Giving gifts to employees for holidays and because those employees accomplish something great allows companies to recognize the contributions of the people they hire. Doing so in a creative manner is that much better.

Unique corporate gift baskets have become a great way for companies to give gifts that are workplace-appropriate and cost-effective. With gift baskets, managers can give a number of different small, useful items rather than just focusing on a single expensive gift. This can help to keep costs down for companies while also helping the employee feel as if he or she is a valuable part of the team. Part of the upside of these gift baskets is that they require thought. They are a much more personal gift item that speaks well of the company’s ability to connect directly with employees.

These gift baskets and other gifts can be a great idea when something big happens in a company. Bad companies allow workers to finish projects without any fan fare. The workers are just expected to move on to the next big thing, and in many cases, they wonder about their performance or any recognition they might be due. Companies that give out gift baskets are saying to the employees that their contributions mattered to the company in a major way. These employees will then be even more motivated to do great work moving forward on behalf of the managers that decided to give these gifts.

At the end of the day, giving out gifts has shown itself to be an effective way of building corporate culture. This, of course, is not nearly the only way of building corporate culture. In fact, many companies can do so without giving their employees anything at all. For companies that are looking to reward employees with a few small tokens of appreciation for a job well done, however, corporate baskets show the thought and care necessary to establish a great working relationship between all parties. This can pay major dividends for the company as it charges into the future.

Not A Very Good Baker

I know that I can’t cook. I just not interested in getting hot at the kitchen every day. But, one day my sister asks my help to bake a cookie. She said that it is not the same thing as cooking. Baking is not the same as cooking. I just need to mix the flour and add a couple of things and then make the cookie pattern, after that just put it in the oven. It was supposed to be simple.

But, unfortunately, baking is also a hard thing to do. I have to measure all the ingredients correctly. I have mix the flour with other ingredients, but the flour didn’t turned out to be good like the magazine picture. Then, I realize I am so not a baker. I just love to eat cookies but not baking them. My aunt in law is a great baker. She always provides tasty cookies during the Chinese New Year.