Working Remotely During the Holidays: Tips for Spreading Holiday Cheer

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December 15, 2020

Tips for Spreading Holiday Cheer in Your Office or While Working Remotely

working remotely on Christmas

Whether your company is resuming work in the office or still working remotely (or a combination of both), adding a little holiday cheer will help lift your employees’ spirits. 2020 has been a challenging year for many, and the holidays offer an excellent opportunity to boost morale and enjoy the festivities of the season. Regardless of your current situation, the holiday ideas we share here are applicable for remote work and in-person environments.

Host a Virtual Party

Even introverts may be missing gatherings from days past. Although large gatherings without social distancing still aren’t recommended, a virtual holiday party may be a welcome opportunity for socialization and team bonding. You can keep it as casual as a virtual happy hour, or get creative and host a tacky sweater party complete with prizes.

Deliver Holiday Goodies to Employees’ Homes

Your company may be working remotely, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the opportunity to show your team how valued they are. Sending a box of holiday goodies to their front door is a gesture that’s sure to be appreciated. Something as simple as a festive coffee mug or an assorted box of treats will bring a smile to your team members’ faces this season.

Organize Donations

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to practice gratitude and collaborate on a common goal. Whether you’re working in the office or remotely, organizing a group donation to a charitable cause is an excellent way to bring everyone together as a team. Consider holding a vote on several local charities and organizing a donation collection for the winner.

Send Kudos to Those Who are Working Remotely

Acknowledging others’ contributions is one of the simplest ways to spread cheer in the workplace. If you’re gathering in the office (socially distanced, of course), create a “wall of gratitude” where team members can write words of encouragement and thanks to their colleagues. For those working remotely, starting a chat thread dedicated to sending positivity may help others recognize their value and feel appreciated this season.

Although the holiday season is not what we may have anticipated, it’s still possible to feel festive regardless of where your employees are working. Whether remote work is the way of the future for your company or you’re back to the office, planning a few festivities is a great way to boost team morale. When you’re in need of supplies for the traditional or home office, our team is here to help. We offer a wide array of supplies and technology to improve the workplace experience, so please contact us for a consultation.