Over the last several years I have been asked to share ideas we have used to positively impact school culture. This page provides a list of some of the ideas we have implemented. While I am by no means an expert in the field of organizational culture, my experiences indicate when ideas like these are utilized they will provide positive returns within an educational community.
Although I am sharing these ideas through the context of the educational setting, I believe many ideas are universal and could positively impact culture in a variety of settings. In fact, a number of the ideas we have implemented originate outside the field of education.
This page serves as a personal journal so I can document and revisit these ideas as well as push myself to continue to implement new ideas. Furthermore, this page serves as a resource for others to try out new ideas in their own settings. My goal is to continue adding new ideas, so please remember to return in the future!
Complete List of Culture Hacks
Scroll down to browse all Culture Hacks. Entries are listed in reverse chronological order with newer ideas at the top and older ideas at the bottom.
Chili & Cinnamon Rolls? Yes Please!
One Way to Make Birthdays Special
Writing Holiday Cards to Spouses
Assemble a Communications Team
Don't Forget Food Service Staff!
"State of the District" Breakfast
Looking to Liven Up the Office?
Reinforcing District Core Values
Students = Great Guest Speakers
YOU Get a Yeti! YOU Get a Yeti!
Teacher Shortage? Grow Your Own
Take Advantage of Appointments
Do You Assume Positive Intent?
Employee Referral Bonus