Invisible labor refers to the work that goes unnoticed and unappreciated. Although organizing office birthday parties or team events isn’t explicitly listed on the job description, they are invaluable in maintaining the social fabric and morale of the team. It is important to recognize and appreciate the hard work that goes into planning and executing these events, and to find ways to share the responsibility across the team so that no one person is shouldering an unfair burden. By doing so, we can foster a culture of empathy, teamwork, and mutual support that benefits everyone.
Social Crews are the captains that steer your workplace ship towards a lively and engaging environment. These committees hoist the sails of team building activities, navigate through the waves of diversity celebrations, and ensure that feedback from employees is heard loud and clear.
By creating a positive and inclusive workplace culture, employees become part of the crew, all working towards the same goal.
And let's not forget about the treasures of employee achievements - social committees can help weigh anchor and organize events that make employees feel like they've hit the jackpot for their hard work.
So, let's set sail and make work a voyage to remember!
Pros: Ahoy! 👋
Encourages active participation by putting the onus on the team to build and inclusive culture and morale.
Relationship building and boost collaboration
Divides invisible labor
Ad-hoc social events often fall on managers. As the team grows the time, energy, effort to ensure quality naturally falls through the cracks.
Other times, events fall on the shoulders of 1-2 people. They are assigned “because I thought you like that sort of thing” or “I thought you would be good at it”