At a recent brainstorming session, I came up with an idea for improving corporate culture. This idea has yet to be rejected, and I haven't heard any criticism of it yet. I don't know if it will make it through the winnowing process. Let me know what you think.
"Free Lunch Program"
Give everyone an amount on their corporate travel accounts ($50-$100/year) that they can use to go out and have lunch with colleagues. It could be a single lunch at a reasonable restaurant, or an order of subs from the local sandwich place. This helps build camaraderie and adds to brainstorming time. It also reduces the relentless cost-cutting that seems to be part of corporate life these days.