December officially begins tomorrow! While we know you’re busy with year-end checklists, forecasting for next year, and strategizing 2019 goals, we wanted to remind you to take time for the season. The month of December is an amazing time to get your team involved in something greater together. Here are some team building ideas for you to consider.
Adopt a Family: There are so many families or parts of families in need each and every day. The holidays are a great time to adopt the Christmas lists of a family or even just part of a family. Reach out to local social workers and ask how to get your team involved.
Adopt a Foster Child: Every child deserves something on Christmas morning! Consider providing a great Christmas for one or many children in the foster system. While this is typically done anonymously, your team will all know their good deed and can use this experience to see the goodwill of others.
Host a Food Drive: Hosting a food drive is common, however, it is always in need! Perhaps you could tie in a contest between employees or departments to really get everyone involved. Be sure to get the entire team together when it’s time to gather up and deliver the donation to a local food bank. (Or local food banks if your team really gets in the spirit.)
Remember our First Responders: Our first responders are there for us regardless of the day of the year. Consider getting a group together to deliver snacks or other goodies to local police, fire departments, EMTs or other local heroes on or near the holidays.
Holiday Decorating: Close an hour early and get the entire team involved in decorating the office for the holidays! Turn up the holiday station and get everyone in the spirit! Who doesn’t like some fun time at work! (That wasn’t a question, you see. Everyone likes some fun time and we certainly all need it!)
Celebrate: Whatever you choose to do for the community, be sure to look inside your company and plan a celebration with the team. Regardless of when or where you plan your holiday celebration, be sure to focus on the people who you share the year with. You can keep the invitation closed to employees, open it to spouses, or even invite the entire family! Whatever you do, we hope you’ll celebrate the season and create some incredible memories to begin the New Year!
Happy Holidays from all of us at Purk and Associates!
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