The first day of spring is March 20th, but depending on where you live it might be here sooner than you think! It’s never too early to start planning something to look forward to, especially in today’s time. Although last spring threw us through a whole whirlwind of changes and emotions, this year we have the opportunity to do it right and safely. Whether your team is remote, in-person, or anything in between there is a plethora of activities and ideas to take advantage of this spring to bring everyone together. Let’s list some ideas and key dates to keep an eye out for.
March 5th – Employee Appreciation Day
While we should be celebrating our employees every day, employee appreciation day gives us a great excuse to have some fun. Reminding your employees how important they are can lead to better connections and a more positive and productive workspace. This can be as simple as a small meeting highlighting the team’s successes or getting together for a happy hour. And of course, we have many activities that would suit a fun night for your team!
March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day
At least on Zoom you can’t get pinched for forgetting to wear green! Take off work a little early and enjoy the holiday with your team by drinking some green beer and munching on some Irish snacks. This can be done in person or virtually all you need to bring is some green food dye! Or if you want to make a night out of it and laugh till you cry in a simply unforgettable interactive Irish comedy show experience check out Finnegan’s Virtual Irish Wake!
This used to be my favorite day of the year when I was a kid. Getting to miss school and showing up having no idea what my dad’s job was but having the best day acting like I was an employee of corporate America. Oh, how things have changed. Set some time aside at the end of the day and do a fun activity with the kids. They will appreciate it just as much as you do! Our Erupting Volcano Cake event is perfect for everyone and even if you don’t have kids, you’re still guaranteed to have a blast. Whether you are young or old everyone likes to explode something (safely) every once in a while. The only thing you will love more than creating these projects is eating them!
Start getting excited for the “most exciting two minutes in sports”! Kick off the derby At the Virtual Races and experience all the excitement you would at a racetrack. Feel free to dress up and wear your best hat to make this experience more memorable!
May 5th – Cinco de Mayo
There are so many fun ways that you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo. You could send your team some delicious Mexican-style food or if you can’t go out for drinks after work, having cocktails together hosted by our-world-class mixologist by video chat could help fill the void!
As the snow begins to melt and the much-needed warm weather approaches we can be reminded of all the changes in the last year but look forward to new changes that will hopefully make this spring a little better than last.
TeamBonding has made changes over the past year too. Having to adapt to the new reality of a virtual world, we brought our in-person events fully online. We trained facilitators in online events to ensure our virtual experiences were as engaging as our in-person experiences. We created ground-breaking remote team-building activities to bring people together and build comradery during such an uncertain time. We even changed our website and colors to better represent who we are and how we plan to grow with you.
At TeamBonding, colors have a deeper meaning than just a change in hue. Before covid, we were in the office just like many of you reading this. In our office, each department correlates with a certain color. Three walls are white, and the final wall in each office corresponds to each department’s color. Our website is blue to signify trust, loyalty, and stability. Virtual events are orange to parallel change and success. Hybrid events are green to indicate growth and fresh perspectives. And finally, we have changed In-person events to purple. Purple combines the calm serenity of blue and the fierce energy of red. It symbolizes devotion, creativity, and hope.
As we ease into this new normal, In-person events will return this spring and micro experiences (smaller groups) might just be the craze. These smaller group-based experiences will extend an unprecedented opportunity to offer more intimate, and safe exclusive events that can foster even more meaningful connections. Use these spring work ideas to promote and redefine in-person events to continue your positive company culture!