The holidays are a great time for coming together and celebrating. In the workplace it usually means tons of goodies and treats for everyone to enjoy and of course the holiday party. The holidays are a great time to really tap into your company culture and allow your employees to indulge in some fun holiday-themed activities. We’ve put together a list of ideas to engage your employees this holiday season.
Decorate Your Space
Whether your employees work in cubes or you have an open office space encourage employees to decorate their space. Allowing your employees to make their space their own will help to brighten up the office and it will make them look forward to coming into work.
Last year was my first season as an employee of Dominion and one of my favorite memories from that time was volunteering with my colleagues. I was able to volunteer with three other people who I normally did not get to interact with much; not only did I get to know my colleagues better, but we were also able to make a difference in our community. If you need help finding volunteer opportunities you can use GiveGab to find events near you.
Do Good Together
People love to compete so why not put together a friendly competition that also benefits others? Canned food drives are a great way to collect goods for your local food pantry and you can make it a fun game for your employees. Each department should be challenged to bring in enough canned goods to build a christmas tree. Whichever department builds the largest tree wins.
Get Everyone Involved
One of my favorite things last year was coming into work and having a new holiday video in my email inbox. Every few days our employee development department would send out a JibJab video of Dominion elves dancing to holiday songs. It was a great way to start the day and always a good laugh. JibJab is a great free resource to utilize if you are looking to spread some holiday cheer.
Ugly Sweater Contest
Designate a day for employees to sport their ugliest holiday attire. Ugly sweater day is a fun way to let employees dress down for a day, show off their individuality, and compete for a prize. Let your employees vote on who they think has the ugliest sweater and at the end of the day crown a winner.
The holiday season is a great time to boost employee morale and engagement. Whether you celebrate with a potluck, or with by volunteering together, we hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season. Happy Holidays from Dominion Systems!
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