ad collaborative post // Organizing special events for your company that break away from their normal team enhances your company culture and keeps your employees happy, motivated and working together. Fun days out, games and parties are all ways you can celebrate your team and help them to unwind and destress from their day-to-day work. Here are some special events you could plan for your team
Celebrating Christmas in the office is a great way to raise spirits. Decorating the office with tinsel, ornaments and Christmas trees is perfect for helping your team enjoy their working experience close to the holiday.
In addition to office decorating, Christmas parties are a huge part of the company culture that brings employees together to celebrate in style and acknowledge the year’s success. During Christmas parties, you can incorporate other fun celebrations including:
- Secret Santa gift exchanges
- Tree decorating
- Live music
- Gifts from the employer
- Complimentary food and drinks
While some companies like to rent out a party venue, others like to keep it in-office. The location varies much on the budget of the office and personal preference. Some may even choose to do an alternate celebration like an escape room or a night out!
Family Fun Days
Taking your team out for the day just for fun is a special way to celebrate your team and engage in some team-building activities. Family fun days are focused on your team relaxing, getting to know each other and just having fun. These events can be as simple as a barbecue in someone’s garden or as complex as a day out at a theme park.
These activities are a way for co-workers to get to know each other outside of the work environment, and you can even extend the invitation to partners!
Holding an awards ceremony is a fun way to give your employees the recognition they deserve for their hard work over the year. It sets examples for other employees to follow and can give the motivation your staff needs. These events are great even if you’re a remote-based office as virtual awards ceremonies mean anyone can join!
Employee of the month awards are also a great incentive for employees! Giving small gifts or awards away every month can enhance productivity plus it encourages a little healthy competition between co-workers!
Throwing events to celebrate teammates’ tenures in the company is a great way to show your appreciation for their loyalty to your company. Celebrations can be held in a variety of ways like announcements for smaller work anniversaries and celebratory lunches, gift cards and gifts for more significant milestones.
Celebrating work anniversaries, no matter how long the employee has been there, gives incentives to stay with your company and is a reason for teammates to celebrate and appreciate each other’s hard work.
Fundraisers are events that everyone can get behind to raise money for a good cause. These special occasions give teammates a purpose and a goal and boost team unity. Common fundraisers may include:
- Charity runs or walks
- Formal dinners
- Charity auctions
- Money-raising challenges
Thinking of out-of-the-box ideas as a team can help unite employees even before the fundraiser has begun. Make sure to take loads of pictures and videos as this is a great one for social media!
Team building events like murder mysteries allow your employees to work together and independently to solve a mystery. During this event, players must employ roleplaying and problem-solving to catch the murderer.
This is a great event to get the team involved in, and it’s a memory you won’t forget any time soon!