TOP TIPS FOR KEEPING REMOTE EMPLOYEES ENGAGED THIS CHRISTMAS
We know Halloween is just over but there is nothing we love more than thinking about and planning Christmas. With the recent change to working from home, its time for infamous staff Christmas party to undergo a change too. Below we have put together 5 festive things you can do with your remote team to ensure they don’t lose the spirit of Christmas this year.
1. Put on your best Christmas Jumper
It’s a really simple idea – but very effective! All you have to do is ask your team to wear their favourite festive jumper to your next Zoom meeting. You could even make it a little more interesting and put on a competition – best (or worst) dressed wins! An easy way to bring some festive cheer to your remote team.
2. Decorate your desk or remote working space
Working from home means you can’t spend an afternoon skiving off to decorate the office with tinsel and fairy lights… But who says you can’t decorate your remote working space? Turn it into an online game for remote teams and give the best-dressed desk a prize. You would be surprised how much some baubles and tinsel will lift spirits!
3. Secret Santa
Who doesn’t love gifts? Secret Santa is one of the more obvious traditions but a great way to bring remote employees across different teams together this Christmas. If your work Christmas party is cancelled this year, Secret Santa is a great substitute. Decide on a spending limit (don’t forget postage) and then pick a day for the ‘big reveal’ where everyone can show what they received!
4. Host an awards ceremony
This year has been a strange one for everyone so why not end it by celebrating your employees for their hard work and efforts. Host an awards ceremony on a Friday afternoon via Zoom and make it fun by asking everyone to dress up (and bring a glass of wine). Contact us if you would like us to host an Oscar-style or Christmas awards ceremony for your remote team.
5. Play a Christmas Game
Orangeworks have a full range of remote Christmas team building activities and corporate Christmas party games that are sure to keep your remote employees engaged. From murder mystery style activities to Christmas pantos for the family to sleighing around the world with Santa, we have something for everyone.
Contact us via the button below if you would like to hear more about our range of corporate Christmas activities. Despite geographical limitations, we can help you create an unforgettable festive experience that is sure to bring your remote team closer together.