OK, there is no doubt, no doubt this has been a tough year for all us and even tougher for so many. So, with all the current restrictions how can we all come together and celebrate the festive season to end the year on a more positive note?
The chances of us having an office party or big meal out this year are probably not on the cards so we need to think outside the box and find different ways to come together and have some light hearted fun to end the year with
Clockwork Recruitment have come up with five ideas to help you think of ways to celebrate with your team and acknowledge the efforts that have been made to manage 2020.
1.ACKNOWLEDGE GREAT WORK VIA A VIDEO
Organise a TEAMS or ZOOM night with your team with a pre-recorded awards video. You can send out nominations via email prior to the event and try to ensure all team members get recognition (it is never nice being left outside in the cold).
2.ORGANISE A VIRTUAL SECRET SANTA
Put everyone’s name in a hat and send out who’s picked who to each team member and ask them to send a positive message to their “SECRET SANTA” selection. Then organise a remote video evening for everyone to open their notes one by one. A great way to encourage team building and positivity.
3.SEND OUT A PARTY BOX TO YOUR EMPLOYEES
If you cannot get to a party, then why not send the party to your team!! Organise a box of party food and drinks to be sent to all your employees on a specific date (maybe a cheese and wine theme or similar). Perhaps even send them a link to a specific Spotify selection of party music too. Remember it is always the thought that counts.
4.ORGANISE A MURDER MYSTERY VIA VIDEO LINK
If your team are the type of group who love a bit of fancy dress over the festive season, then you can organise an online murder mystery evening. Send out the invitations and characters prior to the event and perhaps some nibbles and a bottle of something. There is nothing better than seeing colleagues dressed up and playing characters (some taking it far more seriously than others).
5.VIRTUAL GINGERBREAD “BAKE OFF”
Giving your team a set date to have time off – Send your team a box of goodies to make gingerbread men (frosting, toppings and more). Then come together that evening to have a “Gingerbread Competition” and see who wins. Perhaps put a quiz in the box too and ask the questions over the video call that evening.
A GREAT WAY TO END THE VIRTUAL CELEBRATIONS, IS ASKING EACH TEAM MEMBER TO SAY ONE THING THAT THEY ARE GRATEFUL FOR THIS YEAR. ENJOY!