Working from home can make it hard to get to know your coworkers, but this holiday season, consider these tips to bring the whole company together. Holiday office parties hold a special place in the heart of every corporate employee. They are fun ways to let loose and celebrate the holiday season. However, the pandemic has completely changed how we socialize in personal and professional spaces. Here are some fun ways to create a holiday party while working from home.
Group Party Games
During the pandemic, many people found online party games to be a great way to connect with friends and family. Many online party games for groups are trivia-based. Excellent examples are Random Trivia Generator and apps like QuizUp. Jackbox Games has party packs available, including doodle games, trivia games, and more. Consider purchasing the party pack and holding a holiday game night for your team!
Streaming any media online within a video chat can be infuriating. However, if you only present the movie without others on video chat, it will improve the connection. Stream something almost everyone has seen like A Christmas Story, White Christmas, or Almost Christmas!
Avoid Alcohol-Centered Experiences
The holiday season is a tough time for many people for a lot of different reasons. Many people feel more stress, loneliness, and are more likely to make impulsive decisions. Substance abuse is more prolific during the holiday season because of this. Sending out champagne as a holiday gift can come across as insensitive and may alienate any employees you have with substance abuse issues or with a family member that has substance abuse issues. There is no way to know what someone’s personal story is. Any holiday parties should offer non-alcoholic beverages, whether online or off.
With new COVID-19 strains becoming more common, indoor parties are a long way away. However, depending on how cold it is in your area, an outdoor party could be a possibility. Outdoor events are safer for all employees but may not be a good choice in the winter.
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