As we quickly approach the end of the year the traditional Christmas activities may be off the cards and you might be wondering how to keep your teams engaged in what is normally a heavily social time of year. Well, there are still plenty of ways you can engage your teams and create virtual social environments and we’ve listed a few of our top tips below.
Top tips for festive employee engagement this season:
Create a virtual Christmas advent calendar – there are plenty or free sites like MyAdvent as well as paid for platforms where you can share daily Christmas recipes, jokes and riddles. You could even weave in some giveaways.
Run a festive quiz – why not get your team in the spirit with a quiz over Skype, Teams or Zoom. You can even use programmes such as Kahoot to help make keeping score easier.
Launch a peer-to-peer awards – get your employees to nominate one another for a festive treat. This is a good way for people to recognise one another and for your leaders to gain sight of the great work happening across your business.
Host a pet day – if you’re still in the office this may be bringing your pet to work or maybe a short virtual meeting for those working from home – a coffee and a catch-up where your team can show off their pets.
Create a team WhatsApp – to boost engagement and build relationships create a team WhatApp where work conversations are off the cards.
Plan a virtual Christmas party – the traditional party may be off the cards this year but there are plenty of ways to run a virtual Christmas party, Christmas-Elsewhere.com is just one solution.
Creating time for social activities and team engagement that is not focused on the day-to-day job is crucial when it comes to maintaining a happy, healthy team – especially during a pandemic.
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