Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Idea for Improving Culture

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.

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic idea. Management has little/no problem in buying lunch for clients/suppliers/whomever. Eating has always been a social occasion since before we first fell out of the trees, and a meal together builds relationships. Now you've got a great way to build internal relationships which are at least as important as external relationships.