“How to partake in Halloween at work when Halloween really is not your thing…” -The Imperfect Org

Halloween is a very versatile day for many people, for many different reasons.  As a result there are various comfort levels and it’s difficult to know how to capture and celebrate the holiday without offending someone within the workplace.
With that said please take a look at a few harmless ideas that I believe can be incorporated into a corporate/team atmosphere if going all “spooky” is not your thing.
Painting PumpkinsI found this lovely pic on Pinterest. It can be fun, creative, and a safe way to honor everyone’s belief without going too far.
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Watch a Charlie Brown Halloween special as a groupI mean who doesn’t love Charlie Brown!
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Become a judge in the costume contest to avoid dressing up

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Bring Halloween candies or treats for your team
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Participate in team building games
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Plan a Potluck! (For those who are not germophobe’s : )
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Have a team lunch outing to see others dressed up on Halloween
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And if all of these suggestions do not appeal to you, and causes you to think that doing any of them will have you more involved in Halloween than you care to be…
Take a vacation day and stay home from work for a movie day or night
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Happy Yom Kippur! -The Imperfect Org!

To increase one’s individual and organizational understanding of different cultures we have in this blog posted a link to information regarding Yom Kippur. This is an important holiday in the Jewish religion and to employees in your organization of the Jewish faith may have observations and cultural mores that will need attending to!

Therefore to not only recognize these employees of the Jewish faith which in turn increases Organizational morale but also the knowledge of the other stakeholders in the organization to the practices of the coworkers. Not only for HR reasons, but also to make sure the individuals feel a part of the organization’s community at large.

Please check out this information on history.com about Yom Kippur!

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/yom-kippur-history

More Chicago pictures for blog, public usage

The purpose of this collection is to add some original, non-copyrighted pictures for public use and on this blog. Since the members of The ImperfectOrg have taken these pictures, they have no copyright restrictions to them.

This is the second post.

These are some very simple taken pictures I took while walking around downtown Chicago. I would suggest using them for blog posts discussing corporations (large scale companies), urban centers, work/workers, the city of Chicago, etc., I have used Google Plus to host the collection. No citations need!

Click on the link:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/112293368280376645465/album/6467686133042534625?authkey=CPHJl8CTmaqsZw

Happy Rosh Hashanah -The Imperfect Org

To increase cultural awareness in the workplace it is great to have an understanding of various faiths, cultures, and holidays.  Here’s some information on the “Rosh Hashanah” holiday to understand how those employees of the Jewish faith celebrate their New year! Enjoy!

It’s Rosh Hashanah- Happy Jewish New Year!

History of Rosh Hashanah:
http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/rosh-hashanah-history/videos/history-of-rosh-hashanah

A quick definition of Instructional Design

“What is Instructional design? In short, instructional design is the systematic process by which instructional materials are designed, developed, and delivered. The terms instructional design, instructional technology, learning experience (LX) design, educational technology, curriculum design, and instructional systems design (ISD), are often used interchangeably (Instructional Design Central 2017).”
The University of Michigan has a couple of definitions in different contexts: “Definitions of Instructional Design – University of Michigan” http://www.umich.edu/~ed626/define.html
Reference
Instructional Design Central (2017) Instructional Design Central, LLC Retrieved from: https://www.instructionaldesigncentral.com/whatisinstructionaldesign

Chicago pictures for blog, public usage

The purpose of this collection is to add some original, non-copyrighted pictures for public use and on this blog. Since the members of The ImperfectOrg have taken these pictures, they have no copyright restrictions to them.
This is the first post.

These are some very simple taken pictures I took while walking around downtown Chicago. I would suggest using them for blog posts discussing corporations (large scale companies), urban centers, work/workers, the city of Chicago, etc., I have used Google Plus to host the collection. No citations need!

Click on the link:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/4zTpTE

Happy Labor day from The Imperfect Org!

Happy Labor day everyone!  Today we celebrate the worker by… getting the day off!!  I hope everyone enjoys this time (if you are off today) with family and/or friends or maybe just hanging out by yourself!

In Organizational Development this would be the time for that transition time from the 3rd to 4th quarter sprint in which we would be analyzing data from special projects and tallying it for corporate consumption in order to gain approval for those projects in the following year.

As we stated before on the Fourth of July:

“Tomorrow is another day, another opportunity to come back and face all the issues that challenge us and our organization.”

Today is the day of the worker, the employee, and an established way to show appreciation to all the contributions given by workers on a daily basis. Something that is still forgotten by many organizations presently, however, we are lucky in The United States that the government was pushed to recognize the employee and create this holiday. Maybe from an Organization Development perspective, we can push organizations that we assist, maybe, to create a “Labor day” of their own, and take a day outside the regular calendar and organizational schedule  to show their employees how much they are appreciated. Good idea?

Well, anyway from everyone at The Imperfect organization… Happy Labor day!

If you want to know more about the true meaning of Labor day where is a site (from the Department of Labor/US government) that explains it more: