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Scare Up Some Fun with Our Free Halloween Bingo Download!

by Allison
29. October 2012 08:00
Allison

It’s Halloween. You’re dressed up, you have a bagful of treats, and your office is buzzing with activity. Amid all this festivity, what could possibly be missing?

Well, for one, there’s Halloween Bingo. If you aren’t playing, then you definitely aren’t getting the most out of the one day when you’re most likely to see a pirate, eat tons of candy, and scare your boss—all within a few hours’ time!

Photo of Pirate Photo of Fangs Photo of Skeleton

Make your Halloween celebration complete by downloading our Freaky-Free Halloween Bingo Cards here and play with everyone on your team!

Photo of Halloween Bingo Card
 

What does your company do for Halloween? Share it with us here!

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Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the certificate to prove it! She’s been writing for Baudville for four years and has worked in a variety of business settings for more than 19 years. Before becoming a professional writer 12 years ago, Allison worked as a department manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She’s what we call a true believer! 

While You Were Out Free Download Available in Time for Labor Day Vacationers

by Cori
30. August 2012 10:00
Cori

The last summer holiday is upon us, which means offices turn into ghost towns with a large number of people taking an extra day off around the holiday. Just because you’re still in the office instead of enjoying the last of the summer sun doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun! We’ve created a new free download of While You Were Out printable notes that you can use to surprise your co-workers when they return on Tuesday.


Download Printable Notes Now!

How to Use Our Free Printable Notes:
1. Visit the Free Downloads section of the Recognition Resource Center or the While You Were Out page.
2. Download and cut out the individual notes.
3.  Select one or several of the funny excuses check boxes.
4. Write a goofy note and sign it.
5. Fun and hilarity will ensue!

Your coworkers will be surprised and amused when they return to the office and find that you “changed their voicemail” or “raided their snack drawer.” I guarantee you’ll bring a smile to their face! And it will make you feel a little better on Friday afternoon when you’re the only one left in the office.

Post to Win!
Post a picture of the While You Were Out notes at work in your office to our Facebook page, and you’ll be entered to win $100 in Baudville credit! We’ll randomly select a winner on September 7, 2012. Download your notes and post them to Facebook today!

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Cori is Baudville's in-house Recognitionista (she's officially a Certified Recognition Professional, too)  and a member of the Millennial generation. Get her employee recognition tips and special discounts by liking Baudville on Facebook.

The Baudville Team Went to the Ball Park and Camaraderie Followed

by Cori
23. August 2012 14:00
Cori

Every summer, Baudvillians get treated to a fun summer picnic in the Grand Rapids area. This year, we spent an evening with the local Whitecaps baseball team for a BBQ dinner, games, prizes, and fun. As you can tell from the pictures, we had a beautiful summer day and our team had a great time!

 

 

Baudville Team at the Ball Park
It was a beautiful evening at the ball park!

Baudville Team at the Ball Park
We had a Hawaiian theme and photo opportunities for employees and their families.

Baudville Team at the Ball Park
The team enjoyed an evening of socializing.

Spending time together as a team outside of work is an important part of building camaraderie, trust, and engagement. When your teammates like each other, they’ll work together better, smarter, and faster. They won’t want to let each other down. I can guarantee that all of the teams who competed in the London 2012 Olympics have learned this lesson!

The summer is an excellent time to give your team opportunities to have fun together, and we have many resources that can give you ideas for having fun as a team:

• Host your own Office Olympics with the eight events listed in our eBook.
• Download our 52 Ways to Have Fun at Work eBook for fun ideas you can use year round.
• Take your team offsite for an afternoon of fun. Get location and event ideas in our Summer Team Events eBook.
• Post free Print and Post notes around the office to bring smiles to your teammates’ faces.

What have been your team’s most fun events and activities? Tell us about them here!

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Cori is Baudville's in-house Recognitionista (she's officially a Certified Recognition Professional, too)  and a member of the Millennial generation. Get her employee recognition tips and special discounts by liking Baudville on Facebook.

Baudville Games Finale: Office Olympics were a Hit!

by Cori
21. August 2012 10:04
Cori

I was an active spectator of the London 2012 Olympics. I filled my DVR with events and competitions and watched nearly every evening of the games. Now, I feel a little lost. What do you mean there’s no competitive swimming or gymnastics on network TV? What am I supposed to do now!?

Thankfully, I wasn’t the only one who was full of the Olympic spirit. We had 26 entries for the Baudville Games. Teams submitted creative and crazy pictures for each of our Office Olympic events: Rubber Band Archery, Binder Clip Diving, Mental Gymnastics, and Office Soccer. If the pictures are any indication, the teams had a lot of fun participating in the events!

As we close the Baudville Games, I want to congratulate the winners one more time and share their award-winning pictures. Each team earned $200 Baudville credit for the winning pictures!

Rubber Band Archery: Great River Health Systems
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Binder Clip Diving: Great River Health Systems
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Mental Gymnastics: Red Hat
Baudville Games Winner!

Office Soccer: Red Hat
Baudville Games Winner!
 

Did you enjoy participating in the Baudville Games and want another event? Tell us what your event ideas in the comments below!

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If you missed the Baudville Games, don’t worry! You can still host your own Office Olympics. Get all the game rules in our Office Games eBook  and free downloads for the events  in our Recognition Resource Center.

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Cori is Baudville's in-house Recognitionista (she's officially a Certified Recognition Professional, too)  and a member of the Millennial generation. Get her employee recognition tips and special discounts by liking Baudville on Facebook.

Baudville Games: Limber Up Your Fingers for Office Soccer!

by Cori
13. August 2012 07:30
Cori

Congratulations to Red Hat for their victory in Mental Gymnastics last week! Their spirited picture captured over 100 likes on Facebook ! Red Hat wins $200 credit to use towards awards, lapel pins, recognition tools, and gifts. Congrats!

Baudville Games Winner!

This week we turn our attention from Gymnastics to the exciting world of soccer, or football as it’s known in the international community. Last week, the U.S. women’s soccer team won gold after an exciting and sometimes nail biting tournament. The team had the opportunity of a rematch against the Japanese team, their 2011 World Cup opponents. Congratulations to the U.S. team on their victory!

Will you be victorious this week? In our fourth and final week of the Baudville Games, teams will compete in Office Soccer. It’s easy to play!

How to Play Office Soccer:
1. Grab the nearest inter-department memo on office slacking –or grab our free download - and crumple it into ball.
2. Select your first two players and have them sit at opposite ends of a long table, about six feet apart.
3. Players will take turns shooting the ball at the opponent’s goal (created by touching thumbs together and pressing index fingers to the table to form a window).
4. The player with the most points after five rounds is the winner. 

Compete. Defeat. Repeat!

We’re excited to see your team’s picture! Send it to us at contest@baudville.com. We’ll upload it to our Facebook page where you and all your teammates can “like” it. The picture to receive the most likes by Friday wins the $200 Baudville credit!

Good luck!

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Cori is Baudville's in-house Recognitionista (she's officially a Certified Recognition Professional, too)  and a member of the Millennial generation. Get her employee recognition tips and special discounts by liking Baudville on Facebook.

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