December is here and that means it’s time to get festive! Hopefully you won’t be working on Christmas Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the season.
We’ve put together five ideas for celebrations that will not disrupt your day:
Decorate Your Workspace
First of all, get everyone involved in decorating their office space. Whether you’re working from home or back in the office, you can find a simple way to spice up your environment.
Perhaps you could introduce snow globes or a small tree. If you’re particularly crafty, you might want to test out your DIY skills and make the decorations yourself. This will be sure to impress everyone around you!
When you’ve finished, encourage everyone to share their set-up with the group. This won’t take long, but it can be great team-building as everyone bonds over what they have created.
You can even take some photographs for social media to show how your team has come together to celebrate.
Play Festive Music
Even if you can’t play music out loud in the office, you can create your own festive soundtrack. Everyone has their own Christmas favourites: from Mariah to Michael Buble. Don’t forget to turn up the volume!
If the classics are too overplayed, have a look at what your favourite artists have released. Almost every band and singer has a Christmas song (or two). Not all of them are hits, but there are some real hidden gems.
But make sure not to fall victim to Whamageddon! If you’re feeling particularly competitive, you could even keep a scoreboard to see how long everyone lasts.
Share Sweet Treats
Christmas is a great excuse to indulge in your favourite sweet treats. We all have our favourite chocolates. Hopefully, there will be someone in your office who likes Bounty!
Obviously, the pandemic makes it a little difficult to share sweets in the office. Be mindful of health concerns and don’t take unnecessary risks. This doesn’t mean you can’t get everyone into the fun.
If you are concerned about safety, you could bring in treats that are already pre-packaged in individual packets! Remember to be aware of any allergies or dietary requirements people may have.
Customise Your Software
Many internet browsers have the option to change the colour of your profile (for example, Google Chrome offers a red tint). While these aren’t specifically for Christmas, they can help you to get in the mood.
Alternatively, you might want to alter your meeting background. With software like Microsoft Teams, you can update your background to a custom image. Make sure your background is not too distracting! Perhaps you could make one with your company logo in red and white.
Alternatively, you could try the backgrounds from some famous Christmas movies to see if anyone notices. You could try the design agency from Love Actually or an office in Nakatomi Plaza. The great thing about this is that there’s such a range to choose from: from instantly recognisable to incredibly obscure.
Christmas is all about dressing up! You might not be able to get away with a full Santa outfit but you can still have fun. Maybe encourage the team to wear Christmas colours or accessories. You could even have an ugly Christmas jumper day.
If you wear a face-mask at work, you could pick a brighter shade than usual. Get creative by introducing subtle signs of the season like snowflakes, snowmen and snow angels.
Whatever you do for the holidays, remember it is about the spirit rather than the extravagant gestures. It should be a chance to spread joy and not more stress.
With a digital meeting solution like Convene, you can make sure all your projects go according to plan. From planning an agenda to creating a comprehensive audit trail, the all-in-one management software is designed to support every stage of the administrative process.