Fun Ways to Engage with Employees at Christmas
It’s finally upon us and there’s no avoiding it. We’re over a week into December and ‘tis indeed the season to be jolly – especially in work.
As we already know, Christmas is a time for; gift giving, plenty of food and all round being merry. It’s probably fair to say that we all generally associate Christmas with being at home with family and enjoying quality time with loved ones.
However, how can we fit Christmas around our work life as we draw into the latter stages of the year? Here’s some of the stuff we do to give you an idea…
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree!
Whether you work in an office, hospitality, retail or somewhere in between, your workplace elves are almost certain to shoot a tree up and cover it with decorations as soon as we reach December. This is great to keep the Christmas spirit flowing around the office.
Mince Pies & Mulled Wine
We’re sure there’s treats in your work all year round, however you can spice them up a bit in the winter months by trading chocolate biscuits for mince pies and a pot of coffee for hot chocolate (or Mulled wine on a Friday!). This is sure to make everyone that extra bit jolly!
Secret Santa (Shhhhhh!)
Secret Santa is the most famous Christmas activity in the workplace. We’re not sure how or when it started – but we like it! Picking a name out of a hat and buying a (usually novelty) gift for a colleague is a great way to spend the last day before you finish for the festivities.
We wait for this part all year. Almost all businesses have a Christmas party of some sort whether it’s a small gathering or an extravagant gala, although the ultimate goal of a happy work bunch is the same regardless of what you do. The office Christmas party not only gives colleagues a chance to celebrate Christmas with each other, it also gives them time to unwind with their team after a long 12 months and relax before it all starts again in January.
Is there anything else you do in work to celebrate Christmas? Let us know – we’d love to hear it!