Sharon’s Productivity Tips
Celebrations build positive morale in the workplace and increase motivation. Both of these contribute to a more cohesive team and higher productivity.
So, why not come up with a team building activity or two to help build excitement around your office or work space? Let’s start with Halloween – it is the most fun holiday and appeals to the inner child inside!
- Have a holiday bake-off. See who comes up with the most creative and tasty recipe for some seasonal favorites, such as pumpkin and apple breads, pumpkin pie, pumpkin coffee cake or pumpkin and apple muffins. But don’t just let people grab and go back to their desk. Get them engaged in voting for their favorites or sharing recipes.
- Best “Dressed” work space. Ask staff to decorate their work space to go along with the season. Encourage them to work together to decorate shared spaces. Offer prizes for the best and most festively decorated areas.
- Hold your own “Trick or Treat” event. Set aside a day and encourage employees to bring in a treat, one of their own special creations or something they enjoy. Then throughout the day employees can visit and sample the goodies. This is a great way to get people talking that may not interact much with each other.
- Change the trick or treat event into something that is more culturally diverse. Have employees bring in treats from their favorite country or where they were born. How fun it can be to learn about different places, cultures, and, of course, food!
- Of course, you can always do philanthropic activities throughout the year. Depending on the size of your staff or work group, you could either come up with a half dozen charities or causes or have each person nominate their favorite organization. Then maybe each month or every other month do an activity in support of one of the organizations – take treats to a nursing home, collect clothing or food, serve at homeless shelters, work at a food bank … there are literally tons of things you can do. … Helping others in need gives an even greater high!
Have a little fun and enjoy all the holidays coming your way.
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