With the pandemic hitting everyone the past couple of months, it’s now essential more than ever to bring the spirit of Christmas into the workplace. The festive season is just around the corner and making things extra special will help employees feel the joy and uplift them from the pandemic’s challenges. Here are ways on how to bring the Christmas spirit to your company.
Decorate the office with Christmas decors
A Christmas tree symbolises this joyful season, so having one in your office will remind everyone of this special occasion. Set it up in an area where employees can easily see it, like the reception area. Decorating the halls and walls with Christmas decors will help make the workplace even more festive. It will bring positive energy and a sense of happiness to everyone.
Play Christmas songs
Complete the experience by playing Christmas songs. Keep the volume soft, so your staff can still focus on their work while relaxing with the background music. It will also still allow them to understand people that they speak to over the phone. If the music is too loud, it can be disruptive, and it will not be relaxing.
Plan a company Christmas party
It may still be a few months before December comes, but planning a party early on will ensure that you have ample time to prepare everything and ensure it will be a success. You want everyone in the company to enjoy this day. It’s one of the few occasions where the management and employees can gather together, forget about work for the meantime, and simply enjoy each other’s company and be merry. How about setting up funfair rides and stalls for the event? Let your employees bring their families to make it even more fun. If you decide to go for this theme, partner with a funfair hire company that offers all kinds of rides, equipment, stalls, and objects to achieve that authentic funfair feels.
Have a Secret Santa
For added excitement, encourage everyone to join Secret Santa. Write the names of everyone in the office, and ask each to pick one. They will be the Secret Santa of the character they picked, and buy them a gift. You can have the exchange gift at the Christmas party itself or days before that. Be sure to set a limit on the budget and determine when the exchanging of gifts will take place. You may also prepare a gift or Christmas package for each employee and give it to them on the same date as the Secret Santa reveal.
Organise a contest
A little friendly competition can also uplift the mood in the office. Let every team decorate their area and set a date to announce the winner. The one with the best décor wins. Award them a prize, and don’t forget to give something to non-winners too for their effort and participation.
Prepare exciting prizes
Employees love prizes; everyone does! So have the 12 days of Christmas countdown, and draw a few winners each day to win prizes. The prizes can be simple to grand. Regardless, it will be effective in getting the Christmas spirit in the office.
Happy employees are productive and loyal employees. So, this Christmas season, bring happiness with the tips above.
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