It goes without saying that there are plenty of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in the workplace. However, this year you can focus on the holiday’s reasons, and show your appreciation to all your employees and encourage them to give back to your community. To make things easier for you, we’ve come up with a list of ideas to help you plan this holiday in the office.
Decorate The Workplace
No celebration is complete without decorations. You can create a festive Thanksgiving environment with pumpkins, fall foliage, and turkeys. Also, use tablecloths and napkins in orange or gold, the most typical colors of this holiday.
To this, you can add scented candles in the best autumn style.
Get in the Giving Spirit
If you are looking to give back this holiday season, there are many ways to get involved and help.
You can start by participating in a volunteer activity as a group and join a canned food drive or serve at a soup kitchen. You can also set up events with charities to then establish a long-term relationship with a non-profit partner in the area.
To encourage your employees, you can allow them to take time off to do a volunteer project of their choice.
Thank Your Employees
Gratitude and recognition of achievements are two highly effective strategies. Employees realize that the organization values their efforts and that their work is important to meet the company’s objectives.
As we have already said before, gratitude does not always imply financial rewards. The emotional salary is a great way to thank employees for the company’s good performance.
Organize a Dessert Contest
Dessert is the best part of any celebration. Ask everyone who wants to participate to bring in a home-made dessert to compete.
Once all desserts are out and tested, vote for the best one and give the winner a fun prize, such as becoming the Dessert King or Queen, leaving an hour earlier, or a gift card.
Start New Traditions
Since Thanksgiving is a time of tradition, it’s a great opportunity to think about the traditions in your own office. Don’t have one fun tradition yet? It’s never too late to start!