Too often, companies fall into a routine of the traditional—and sometimes blah—holiday party. This year, consider activities that will bring your workers closer together, help build a team dynamic, and help others all while having fun at the same time.
Most holiday parties and activities are arranged by the administrative assistants in the office, so it is helpful to have some top administrative assistant resources and websites to assist you with your ideas and daily admin needs.
While some people think of Thanksgiving as the season opener, there’s no reason not to start the season with a little Halloween fun. Consider having a dress-up day for Halloween and a prize for the best costume. You’ll find some great work-appropriate costumes in the post Costume Ideas for Your Next Halloween Office Party, and don’t forget the candy.
When it comes to team-building activities, it’s time to start thinking outside the box and outside of the office. Consider a night of good food and a little mystery with a Murder Mystery Dinner. Most everyone loves the opportunity to solve a crime, and if they can eat a good meal at the same time, that’s even better.
If your team is into fitness, then indoor rock climbing can be a great team-building activity. Rock climbing requires focus, working together, and the building of trust. Besides, it can be a lot of fun.
After the exercise, a little food can be an excellent thing, and hosting a cooking class for your team is a great way to get them to work together. Everyone loves cheese, and this article will show you quick and easy ways to make your own in twenty minutes with four ingredients.
Something for Everyone
Holiday team-building activities can come in all shapes and sizes—just like your employees—so that means not everyone will enjoy the same activity. That makes hosting a Winter Olympics a great option. All of your employees can decide for themselves which activity to select. An ice skating rink is a great location for games like curling, ice skating, or BroomBall, all of which make for perfect holiday team-building games. Just don’t forget the prizes for the winners.
Coloring books for adults are becoming more and more popular, but a fun twist on this for your office is to designate teams to design a holiday card that will be sent to clients and customers.
Finally, the holiday season is a perfect time to give to others. Having your office volunteer at a soup kitchen, a homeless shelter or an animal shelter will make people feel good about themselves, give them shared memories, as well as giving them an opportunity to give back to the community.
The options for holiday team-building ideas are practically unlimited, but these should get you started. In the end, the actual activity isn’t as important as simply having fun and spending time together in a non-work-related activity.