For many companies, early fall is when the planning starts for a year-end holiday celebration. While you may think that holiday parties are out of the question entirely, think again! 2020 has been a year of firsts and unknowns; how great would it be to end on a positive note?
If you are going to host an in-person celebration, consider hosting it outdoors. Whether hosting a daytime picnic or evening dinner, select an open-air location that allows for physical distancing. Outdoor heaters and fire pits can be a great way to stay warm. Substitute the usual meat and cheese platter for individual bites pre-placed at each person’s seat. Bundle hand sanitizer wipes with the silverware. It can still be festive while being COVID-friendly.
An alternate option in lieu of an in-person gathering is to allow your employees to take a paid day off to volunteer in the community. Employees can even partner up and make a day of it. This is a way for employees to feel appreciated, give back to their community, and stay safe during COVID-19.
Other options include virtual parties, providing restaurant gift cards for your employees to enjoy a meal with a partner, or a festive holiday card exchange. Reach out to the consulting team for other creative ideas for your year-end celebration.