How to celebrate your team sooner rather than later

This post is part of a series aimed to help Office Managers/Facilities, EAs, Workplace Experience, Admins and anyone whose job it is to focus on employee experience at their virtual/hybrid office.

1000 Balloons for 1000 thanks!

The next Employee Appreciation Day is technically on March 4th of 2022; but doesn’t that feel really far away to wait and show your employees some love? I think so too. Thats why I am all about spontaneous get togethers when it makes sense for the company and not waiting until it is a National Day. You don’t need to wait for Wellness Month to do wellness activities or…


A checklist for all occasions

This post is part of a series aimed to help Office Managers/Facilities, EAs, Workplace Experience, Admins and anyone whose job it is to focus on employee experience at their virtual/hybrid office.

It has been over a year of work from home (give or take) and the liquor cabinet has been left sticky, the bitters are EXTRA bitter and let’s not lie, the ice in the freezer has absorbed all the flavors of the fridge. It is time to toss what you must, save what you can, and place a few orders to get your office event ready.

From casual office…


Your Office Inventory Checklist

This post is part of a series aimed to help Office Managers/Facilities, EAs, Workplace Experience, Admins and anyone whose job it is to focus on employee experience at their virtual/hybrid office.

In the last few weeks we have really ramped up the in office advice chit chat. From reopening your dusty office to the possibility of hotel desking; there really is a ton we all have to wrap our heads around. We are on the frontier of change and I am guessing you are up for the challenge of it all!?

I thought you might be! Ok, so your office…


A great way to utilize your office floor plan

This post is part of a series aimed to help Office Managers, EAs, Admins and anyone whose job it is to focus on employee experience at their virtual/hybrid office.

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At the moment, everyone is trying to figure out how best to utilize their office space — whether that means severing a lease, redoing the floor plan, or moving to fully remote. …


Your Checklist for Reentry

This post is part of a series aimed to help Office Managers, EAs, Admins and anyone whose job it is to focus on employee experience at their virtual/hybrid office.

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With a mad dash to get back into the office, you and your facilities team may be scrambling to make the office move in ready! So as not to waste any of your time with long prose and witty sentiments, let’s get right to it so YOU can get right to it.

Below you will see groupings of checklists to help you make sure you and your team are making the…


Ruminating on light design for events and office

This post is part of a series about working in Internal Operations with a focus on events, bonding, culture and everything in between!

Anyone else have travel epiphanies? Plane epiphanies? That is one of the things I miss about travel in the before times. How the smallest deviation from your day to day, can spark a connection disparate from your usual mental plot points.

I was lucky enough to be traveling last week when one of those clarifying moments occurred for me. It was the concept of lighting and mood — out of all things! Not just “mood lighting” but…


A one hour de-stressing routine for deep sleep

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I want to feel good, you want to feel good. But when we are constantly stressed from the state of the world, our crazy family, or just a demanding job, it can be hard to get the sleep we need to heal, reset and reinvigorate that youthful glow. But what if sleep doesn’t show its shadowy self when you put your head on the pillow?

When you are feeling burnt out and can’t come down from a stress induced cortisol high, what do you do?

Enter Goddess Hour

Shroud yourself in candle light, gentle music and aromatic scents (think lavender!) and end your…


Burn out isn’t new and other thoughts after working in a virtual office for one year

This post is part of a series about working in Internal Operations with a focus on events, bonding and culture.

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A few years back I started a secret nightly routine I code named: Goddess Hour. A ritualistic closing down the day ceremony consisting of stretching, journaling and lighting candles and staring into the flames (magic!). I wasn’t sleeping well at the time and needed something to zip up the day to recenter my mind, body and soul so that I could actually fall asleep.

At the time I was working on a pressing events project and became so manic over…


Events and Initiative ideas for when your team is burnt out

This post is the first in a series about how to bond with your colleagues and build a culture of togetherness through events, employee experience techniques and transitioning from physical to virtual back to physical office life.

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I’ve been an Office and Events Manager in Silicon Valley for over 7 years and seeing humans lit me up in a way I didn’t realize until after it was moved to faces on screens. Like many things we have had to adjust to in the last year, not seeing humans in IRL is up there for many.

As a Senior Office Manager…


A drink a laugh, get thrown back to the past

I want to tell you a story. A story of time travel. A story that begins many years ago as any worthy tale must in order to evoke the nostalgia brought on by a distant memory…But I don’t want you to think there was a machine involved. And by no means do I want you to think the participant was inebriated.

See back before there was a pandemic, people were always on the move. They drove places they wanted to go, they flew to take vacations and they ate out at restaurants just because they could; the year was 2014.

Nicole Herzog

People Experience Manager at Medium. Currently writing www.meetingswithcake.com. COMING SOON!

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