Eide Bailly’s cheap ways to improve company culture

Written by: Fargo Inc Staff

By Katie Hutton, Marketing Manager
Photos courtesy of Eide Bailly

Eide Bailly LLP is a top 25 CPA firm in the nation, headquartered right here in Fargo. The home office houses almost 300 staff, including the rm’s administration team. Eide Bailly’s list of services boasts both compliance (we’re talking audit and tax) and consulting services (health care consulting, technology, forensics, outsourced CFO services and more) to help clients succeed.

Equally important to the firm is the well-being of its staff. Eide Bailly was recently named one of the “50 Best Places to Work” by Prairie Business. The rm’s culture is the foundation of what it does, and that includes having fun along the way.

Celebrate Special Occasions In Unique Ways
Following the recent promotion of one of our staff members, email “challenges” were sent out daily for a week celebrating different milestones and accolades leading up to her promotion. Even simpler, we recently had another staff member get engaged. We celebrated by giving her the opportunity to share her engagement story over coffee and water at the water cooler. Making employees feel appreciated goes a long way toward creating a positive company culture.

Get Moving
With more employees wearing technology to get t, try incorporating challenges into your workspace. Eide Bailly’s Health Smart Committee created charts for staff to record their activity or steps for the week. Winners were chosen on a weekly basis and, in turn, received a health-themed reward. Creating motivation coupled with friendly competition all while bettering our health and wellness!

Eide Bailly in Fargo, North Dakota

Create Fun Challenges
Setting and achieving goals plays an important role in a business’ success. Set a goal and the team that achieves that goal first receives coffee or lunch. Food can be inexpensive but incredibly motivating. But you can even take it a step further and have fun with the type of work you do. Annually, Eide Bailly holds a 10-key challenge, allowing anyone to participate in a March Madness-themed bracket for the fastest and most accurate 10-key skills. The winner receives (we’re not joking) a golden 10-key. Plus, staff ll out brackets and there is a prize awarded to the person who gets closest to guessing the correct bracket.

Make Fun Easy
Create a culture where there’s not just work but also play. At Eide Bailly, our breakroom contains foosball and air hockey tables along with gaming equipment. It doesn’t have to cost money or take time away from work either. We have an annual Halloween costume contest and “Festive” holiday sweater days to ensure we keep it light yet fun.

Go For A Walk
Allowing your staff to conduct meetings outside of the office allows for collaboration and a change of scenery. At Eide Bailly, our professionals are often seen walking the paths around the building together or grabbing lunch and coffee. Getting out of the office has proven to increase motivation and boost morale.

About Eide Bailly
4310 17th Ave. S, Fargo

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