Company culture is now more important than ever. Employees want to feel valued and enjoy the environment that they work in everyday. A positive work environment will not only make your employees happy to come into the office, it will push them to do great work, and maintain your companies core values. Make sure there is time in the office for people to connect and have fun! What better way to do this than a workplace holiday!?
Here are some fun and quirky ideas for a workplace celebration that your employees will look forward to!
Fun at Work Day April 1st
This is an awesome opportunity to spend a day with your employees doing something that they consider fun! Give your employees options on what they would like to do. This can range from anything to watching a movie together, dressing up in your favorite costume, playing board games, or leaving the office early to have a sport tournament. Your employees will be thrilled to step away from work for a moment and have a great time together.
Keep the memory of the fun time you guys share together going after the event by giving your employees a branded gift to take home with them. For example, branded t-shirts or baseball hats are great gifts for company sports tournaments. Or goodie bags adorned with your company logo and full of treats is a great added touch to your team movie night!
Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day, November 24th
What better way to learn more about your co-workers than what their unique talents are? Let employees know in advance there will be a day where they can show everyone what they've got! This is an easy way for people in the office to learn more about the co-workers they usually don't have the chance to interact with.
International Coffee Day, October 1st
Chances are, a majority of the office drinks coffee to kick off their day. Instead of employees drinking their cup of joe at their desks, dedicate a half an hour in the beggining of the work day for everyone to enjoy their cup together! Starting the day off socializing with their colleagues is a great way to start the work day.
World Compliment Day, March 1st
Place a compliment jar in the office, letting employees leave anonymous compliments for their coworkers! This is an easy way to spread positive vibes and appreciation throughout the office. Leave the jar in the office a week prior, and read them out loud to the office on March 1st. This is a special way to start the month.
These are easy holidays to get everyone in the office to enjoy a meal or snack together! Find a food holiday that your employees will most enjoy. Here are some suggestions...
Bagel and Lox Day February 9th
National Ice Cream Day July 15th
Spanish Paella Day March 27th
Pizza Party Day May 18th
Make Your Dreams Come True Day, January 13
This holidays gives you the opportunity to set goals on how to make your dreams come true! This is an opportunity for an employee team building exercise that lets your employees connect with each other about their hopes and dreams for the future.
Invest in your company culture. Allowing your employees to spend quality time together will create a unique experience for the company as a whole, and will pay off when your employees are excited to come to work. These fun holidays are the perfect way to bring employees together.