Activities that You can do for Christmas in Hybrid Working
It's 2021, and there's never been a better time to enhance employee engagement and team morale. What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a workplace Christmas party?
The time-honored tradition of the workplace holiday party has grown more vital than ever after an exceptionally tough 18+ months of pandemic disruptions. These events are where we build connections outside of our day-to-day business and Zoom calls, celebrate the previous year, and begin to plan for the next.
Whether your entire company is working remotely, implementing a hybrid model, or holding occasional face-to-face meetings, you can turn New Year's Eve into an advantage to maintain workplace culture and keep employee motivation high, whatever the circumstances.
Before you start your hybrid celebrations, there are a few things you’ll need to make sure of.
- Get the right tech and think digital first
- Plan activities that’ll work for both groups
- Make the perks equal for remote and in-office teams
- Make the most of your time together
Here are some of our favorite activities for Christmas.
Xmas Photo Scavenger Hunts
Here is a game that will increase the motivation and energy of your employees. One of the best online team-building games to kick off a fun day with your remote team is a virtual scavenger hunt. Who doesn't enjoy a nice scavenger hunt, after all?
Virtual scavenger hunts, on the other hand, can provide more than simply thrills and amusement; they can also bring together teams of people who work from home.
All you need to arrange a virtual scavenger hunt for your people is the internet, a list of objects, some clues, and a group of people to play with. You can send the list of items to everyone in a group chat, via your communication tool, or via email, and then let them scatter to begin the hunt. Each team should take a photo with the objects written on the list. Remember, there should be no missing objects or team members. The first to finish wins!
Virtual Xmas Party
Remote employees can socialize with peers who are located far away by hosting virtual Christmas parties. Companies can also use these gatherings to thank the remote staff for all of their hard work throughout the year. There are lots of virtual Christmas party ideas that you can get inspired by. The best part is, you and your team are already conversant with most virtual conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, so it shouldn’t take much to host a lively holiday party to keep your team entertained. Choose your concept, date, music, or even your food menu, and let the party begin!
"The finest way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loudly for all to hear," a wise elf once advised. Okay, so maybe wise isn't the best descriptor for someone who lives on candy canes and maple syrup but trust us when we say that adding a little good-spirited karaoke to your virtual Christmas party line-up is always a hit. Participants can be encouraged to dress up and use props to create a truly show-stopping performance. C'mon hands up!
Merry Movie Night
Make a virtual Christmas movie night for your coworkers. Take your team's movie suggestions and schedule a viewing time. Everyone can put on their most comfortable clothes and prepare classic movie theater and Christmas munchies and enjoy the Christmas spirit together. Many streaming providers, such as Netflix and Hulu, now offer a watch party option with a chat function, which makes it easy to coordinate start times and keeps everyone involved. Have you chosen your movie suitable for the New Year? So happy new year and enjoy the movie!
E-cards save paper while providing the same level of enjoyment as sending real holiday cards. By establishing a Virtual Card Exchange, you may bring this tradition back with a modern twist. Split your guests into small groups and have them each design their own Christmas card using apps like Canva. Ask each group to show off their Christmas cards at the end of the design competition, and have everyone vote on the best one. With our best wishes…
We hope these suggestions will inspire you. However, starting the new year with activities that fit your company culture and make you who you are, will definitely increase the motivation of all your employees. To decide on this activity, immediately send a survey to your employees. They want it, you do it! In this way, you will not only make your employees feel valued by taking their ideas, but also you will enter the new year with a brand new activity consisting of a combination of creative ideas. We can guarantee that everyone will enjoy a jointly agreed activity. 😊
Distance does not prevent being together. We wish you a New Year's activity where the fun is at its peak. Remember, business talk is not allowed during this activity!
Happy new years....