Although 2020 has been a tough year for most people, there is no reason why you cannot allow your employees to end it on a positive note. Making your office festive can boost employee morale and can even get your clients in the right mood for business deals. To ensure that your office can share around the Christmas spirit in 2020, here is what you can do.
Decorate the Office
The first step that you can take is to decorate your office environment. There are many non-intrusive ways that you can do this, from stringing tinsel between cubicles and up staircases, to creating displays for each department. You could even invite your employees to create a festive atmosphere themselves by hosting a Christmas decorating competition with a prize to the department that manages to create the best display for their team.
Play Christmas Music
As the big day starts to approach quicker, you might also consider starting to play Christmas music throughout your workplace. This is a particularly good idea for workplaces where your workers have manual roles, as this can help to create a merry mood throughout the warehouse or factory. However, you should be aware that not everyone will want to party, and ensure that you only play this music quietly to allow everyone to concentrate.
Start Fundraising or Donate
However, your employees will also feel festive if they believe that they are doing good in the world. To ensure that your workplace can make a positive impact on the world over the Christmas period, you should consider starting a fundraising campaign. This could center around a Christmas jumper day or another fun event. You could also consider holiday giving as a company by gifting money to charity in your employee’s or colleagues’ names rather than giving them a bonus or a gift to enjoy over the festive period.
Start Up a Competition
The essence of creating a festive atmosphere is having fun, and one of the best ways to do this is by starting up a competition. For instance, you could decide to host a fancy dress competition, or an office bingo game that will allow your employees to win prizes. You could also host a Christmas quiz during working hours to give your team something to enjoy together. You could also turn this into a fundraising opportunity by asking for donations or giving some of the proceeds or prize money to a cause of the winner’s choice.
Team-building is important throughout the year, but especially at Christmas, and you can do this by considering fun activities both in and outside the office, such as paintballing. If you are not in the office at the moment due to Covid, you should also try a couple of virtual team-building activities. Not only this, but you can also help local charities through these team-building activities, such as making up boxes of donations for nominated causes, or by asking a charity about the volunteering opportunities that your team can take part in.
Give Out Holiday Snacks
Nothing is more motivational throughout the holiday period than a good snack though. To ensure that mood levels remain high throughout the holidays, you should distribute snacks during late afternoons and mornings, when your employees may be struggling to work at their best. You should make sure that there is something for everyone though by taking dietary requirements into account.
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