ScanDigital Has Created A Squad Program To Help Increase Productivity and Morale Among Its Employees
Recently, ScanDigital has enacted the aptly titled, “Squad” program in its offices. The basis of the squad program is to break the office down into compact teams (squads) that consist of about eight or nine employees, including a Leader and Ambassador that oversee the squad’s actions.
Each month, every squad earns a certain number of points determined by the Human Resources Director, Rich Wender. The squad with the most points is rewarded with a free dinner for all of its members. Regardless of the points accumulated, each squad is granted an allowance every month which is allowed to be allocated in any way each team sees fit. For instance, one team used their allowance money to get customized t-shirts for their entire squad.
Though the squad program is still very young (it started on the first of May), since its inception there have already been notable changes throughout the ScanDigital office. From a financial standpoint, the squad program is proving to be beneficial. Ever since the squads have been established, the scanner’s generated revenue has gone up approximately ten to fifteen percent.
Additionally, the squad program has provided ScanDigital employees with a sense of camaraderie, increase in teamwork, and some friendly competition. During the first two weeks of the squad program, each squad was required to come up with a list of core values, which helped to more clearly define what employees wanted to gain from their workplace experience.
Squads have proved to be a great way to provide more excitement to the workplace and have even been a catalyst for some good-hearted trash talk among employees, which is always entertaining. The program helps to provide an increase in everyone being able to see the “big picture” goals of the company and interconnect employees that span from all ranges of the spectrum. The squad program has proved to be beneficial to the company, increase morale, and help to bring some fun into our office!