After what seemed like ages, the festivals are now being celebrated with never-like-before excitement and gusto. From massive deals and sales on online sites to organisation's festivities, everyone is gearing up for the season. With the WFH culture fading out gradually, employees are enjoying attending offices in person and it has become necessary for the corporates to conduct team-building sessions to rejuvenate them. As we have family traditions for festivals, organisations can also arrange engagement activities where employees can come together and socialise as one big family. This will be very important to raise the morale of the employees and motivate them in more than one way.
5 Types Of Group Building Activities For Employees This Festive Season
1. Decorating The Office
The best part of the festival of lights are the decorations of sparkly lights and lamps. It is an annual ritual to clean and decorate homes and offices during this festival. Lighting up the workplace and making rangolis and flower decorations can be a good way for team building. You can use various decorative articles like floating candles, electric diyas, paper lanterns, DIY lamps etc. to deck up everything from the lobby to the work cubicles.
2. Encourage Wearing Ethnic Attire For The Celebrtion
Desi celebrations demand ethnic wear and traditional fashion. Conduct traditional day events at the office by asking the employees to dress in their traditional or ethnic best. You can also arrange desi, lip-smacking delicacies for them.
3. Talent Shows And Fun Contests
You can arrange talent shows for the employees where they can show their skills and talents apart from the work skills. In this way, the employees will understand their colleagues and subordinates in a much better way. You can also make it about healthy competition by arranging awards and prizes.
4. Art Sessions
You can outsource art party organisers to conduct painting workshops for your employees. Painting is believed to be a good way to meditate, and relax and soothe your mind. It can work as a great employee building activity too. To make it more Diwali-centric, the art sessions can call for Rangoli-making activities as well.
5. Exchanging Gifts
Gifting things, especially on festive occasions, is a powerful thing to do, which can never go wrong. Instead of the regular gifting, why not make it a group activity where one is supposed to be a 'Secret Santa' for the other? Fix a budget and draw chits to decide what to give whom. Santa need not be restricted to Christmas alone! You can call him early this year.
We hope you have a great team building session and a happy Diwali!