Halloween is less than two weeks away, and because this holiday is so popular, celebrating the fall day at your workplace is a great idea. Few people are offended by scheduling time to celebrate Halloween because the holiday isn’t tied to a specific religion or belief system. Halloween also will allow employees to let out their inner child and have fun instead of worrying about the stress that accompanies adult life. Most importantly, you can set a workplace tradition that almost all employees will enjoy year after year.
Use some of the ideas below to encourage your staff members to have a howlin’ good time this Halloween. Remember to keep participation optional:
- Decorate your workplace to create a Halloween Wonderland. Add cobwebs to offices and meeting rooms, place pumpkins on tables and window ledges, and put out candy corn for your staff and visitors to enjoy.
- Host a costume contest, and ask employees to make sure their attire is work appropriate. Have staffers anonymously vote for the winner. Prizes can range from a plastic Jack-o-lantern full of candy or a gift certificate to a nearby restaurant.
- Carve pumpkins as a group. While your team works to dig out pumpkin seeds and carve ghoulish faces, they will naturally find themselves chatting and having a good time—strengthening their workplace bonds.
- Treat your staff to a Halloween-themed breakfast. Include several food options that feature fall’s flavors. Some examples include Apple cider, pumpkin flavored coffee, pumpkin bread, apple muffins and turkey biscuits. Make sure you include healthy food options as well.
- Organize a “trick or treat” potluck. Encourage each staff member to bring in a dessert item to share with the rest of their team members. Halloween-themed cookies, pumpkin pie or cupcakes with orange and black frosting are a few sweet treat ideas.
Establishing traditions at your company is a great way to engage your employees and keep workplace morale high. Please call CAI’s Advice and Counsel Team at 919-878-9222 or 336-668-7746 with any questions regarding traditions at work.
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