Bright Ideas

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Bring Your Child to Work Day

An Inspired User 5 years ago in Innovative Ideas / Employee Engagement updated 5 years ago 2

Have a day designated for "bring your child to work day" similar to the state offices. I personally have a 6 year old who has gone with my mother in law to work but has asked why she can't ever come with me.

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Suggestion System

An Inspired User 5 years ago in Innovative Ideas / Employee Engagement updated by Christopher Jordan (Leader) 5 years ago 2

Create a new platform for collecting ideas from employees.  The new system should allow others to see the ideas and vote for them.

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Internal Craigslist Type List for Staff

Suggestion for an internal craigslist site just for staff to use to list any items they have for free, for sale, for trade.

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Work Station Treadmills

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Project and Development Tours of Elk Grove for Employees

An Inspired User 5 years ago in Innovative Ideas / Employee Engagement updated by Christopher Jordan (Leader) 5 years ago 1

I think it would be extremely beneficial to provide a tour of the City to the employees, highlighting new projects and developments.

I was fortunate to participate on a tour given by the Economic Development Department; my group spent about an hour on a bus, learning about new and potential projects in the City. We travelled throughout Elk Grove, passing by empty fields to learn about zoning and construction plans, office buildings under construction to learn about new State offices moving to Elk Grove, and small business to learn about grants and funding opportunities. 

It would be fantastic if on a quarterly basis, interested employees could sign up and go on an hour – long bus tour around the city. This tour would help employees from all departments stay current on city projects and would ensure, to an extent that employees were relaying correct information about projects to the public.

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Staff Sports Teams

CSD offer a number of Co-Ed sports activities such as Softball / Soccer / Basketball / Volleyball.  I think it would be a great idea if we - as a City - entered teams.


Failing that - can we have a way on ElkNet for people who want to play sports outside of work to find Teams / Teammates from within the City. I currently play on a Co-Ed soccer Team and we would love to recruit new team members - I am sure there are soccer players in the City who used to play / want to play again - it would be great if there was a way to find them!

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coffee truck

erinn j 4 years ago in Innovative Ideas / Employee Engagement updated by Christopher Jordan (Leader) 4 years ago 1

It would be AWESOME if a coffee truck (even Onit again) came out with the food trucks! its nice to have an option for coffee close.

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Thanks for the feedback!  I'll pass this along to Vanessa, who schedules the trucks, and see if we can get them (or a similar truck) out more often.

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Book Club

Lisa Dawson 4 years ago in Innovative Ideas / Employee Engagement updated by alecjaxob 4 years ago 2

Start a book club for the wellness of employees as an alternative to those who don't wish to work out. We can meet once a month on our lunch time to discuss an book.

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Music in the Restrooms

cmonti 5 years ago in Innovative Ideas / Employee Engagement updated by anonymous 4 years ago 1

It was suggested in conversation that there be music in the restrooms. It would help improve employee relationships by not having to hear their business :) But really. It's a good idea. Maybe this could be in the public lobby areas too, if desired.

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Charitable Giving

Develop a program where the City would match employee contributions to chartable organizations up to a certain maximum dollar amount. City match would be limited to pre-approved charitable organizations that are located in Elk Grove or provide services to Elk Grove residents. Alternatively, develop a program where an employee "community giving" committee could be formed to select a charitable program or project for the year (or more frequently) that would encourage employee participation through volunteering and/or financial contributions with a City match.