The holiday season is the perfect time of year to build rapport with your team and nurture a tight-knit company culture. To relieve your employees of some of the stress that often accompanies the holidays, consider hosting a party so they have an hour or two to step away from work responsibilities. Here, we share several office party ideas that are ideal for any budget and workplace size.
Organize a Gift Exchange
A gift exchange has the potential to be a lot of fun, but it may be a welcome change to avoid traditional “Secret Santa” or “White Elephant” gift swaps. Instead, try a different route and allow employees to create wish lists that are within the designated price limit on a platform like Elfster. This simple practice takes the guesswork out of gift giving and will ensure that everyone involved truly enjoys the process.
Host a Cookie Swap
Want to spread some holiday cheer? A cookie swap is a beloved and wonderful tradition to bring to the office. Encourage the team to share their favorite seasonal treats and brighten up the conference room or break room with a beautiful selection of baked goods. If you’d like to take it up a notch, set out a hot chocolate and coffee bar (with plenty of toppings) so employees can warm up with a mug of their favorite holiday beverage.
Take a Break From Work to See a Holiday Show
When the holiday season is in full swing, there’s usually an abundance of movies, plays, and other performances to enjoy. If you’d like to treat the office to a day of R&R and holiday fun, consider treating the entire group to a show. Seeing a performance by the Radio City Rockettes or a local rendition of The Nutcracker are both excellent choices, but consider asking your staff for recommendations.
The suggestions mentioned here will make for a fun holiday party, but if you’re looking for an officewide gift, choose an option that will improve the daily workflow of your employees. If you’d like to show your team how much you care, the holiday season is the perfect time of year to make significant changes to the workplace. Consider upgrading each office with a premium Glass Office Chair Mat. At Vitrazza, we take pride in producing glass mats that are beautiful, durable, and designed with ergonomics in mind. We offer 12 in-stock sizes to suit most rooms, but we can also help you create a custom option to perfectly fit any office. Quantity discounts are available, so if you’d like to learn more about a purchase for your staff, please reach out to our customer service team.