Ghosts and Witches and Zombies, OH MY!
How are you going to survive your office Halloween party?
One of the best things about this time of year is that it’s a fantastic time to embrace the most ridiculous scenarios… like zombie apocalypses, alien invasions, and ghost encounters. Surviving your official Halloween party shouldn’t be as hard as surviving the end of the world, but there are some things you should keep in mind as Halloween approaches.
Group Costumes Mean a Built-In Party Squad
Depending on the size of your company and of the gathering itself, it can be easy to get lost in the crowd. No one wants to be the sad ghost in the corner hanging out with the punch bowl. Participating in a group costume is a fun way to make sure you have a crowd to hang out with for the duration of the party. After all, no one wants to have to explain that they’re the Scooby-Doo Gang but ‘without Velma because we left her in the other room.’
This is also a great way to bond with your coworkers! Doing a group costume takes planning, but it can be an exciting challenge to coordinate your looks. Whether you’re planning with people in your department or from another, it can be a unique way to practice project management.
Make Sure You Can Work
If your office party is during the middle of your workday, it’s important to make sure that whatever you end up wearing will allow you to continue to work afterward. Being a gory zombie might be fun, and might get you a win in the costume contest, but then you’re stuck dripping everywhere for the rest of the day. It’s rather hard to work when your keyboard is sticky from fake blood.
Be Respectful with Costume Selection
There’s a wide and varied number of possibilities when it comes to choosing a costume. There are monsters and superheroes and video game characters and action stars. There are so many things to choose from, in fact, that it should be easy to avoid dressing as a cultural stereotype. Remember, our offices are diverse places filled with people from all walks of life. Better to avoid these reductive caricatures than to risk hurting a friend or coworker.
Being in charge of planning the party can be very alarming! We’ve all got hectic schedules, and no time at all to pull together something elaborate and memorable. Don’t worry; we got your back! We’ve got a bunch of awesome programs that can spice up your Halloween party! You can work with your coworkers to escape an Outbreak, Catapult some pumpkins, or compete in a Pumpkin Race! Check out 3 tips to spice up your party here.
Drink Responsibly, and Don’t Drive
If your office Halloween party is an evening event that will contain alcohol, it’s important to remember to drink responsibly. No one wants to be the person who over-indulges and ends up being the subject of water-cooler gossip for the next week. It’s also important to get a cab, Uber, or Lyft if you had one too many, so you’re not putting yourself or others in danger.
Be Kind and Courteous
The point of a party is, ultimately, to have fun with your coworkers. Try to make sure that everyone is having a good time, and avoid putting people in situations where they could be made to feel uncomfortable. Doing this can be as simple as refraining from voicing a negative opinion on someone’s costume or reeling in a fellow coworker who may be acting inappropriately. Remember, even if something seems funny at the moment, it may not when you have to work with people going forward.
Let’s be real, half the fun of Halloween is that it’s an excuse to eat a truly ridiculous amount of junk food. Candy is everywhere and cheap to get, and there are a million different spooky-themed deserts to choose from at the office Halloween party. You should absolutely embrace the excuse and indulge guilt-free! After all, it only happens once a year. It might be a good idea, however, to plan a healthy breakfast and dinner on the day of your party, just to keep yourself from feeling too over-sugared. Have some eggs, or a healthy yogurt and fruit parfait, and indulge yourself later on without guilt.
One of the most crucial factors in the success of your business is how well your team works together. Corporate team building can be an effective and transformative strategy for helping business executives and their employees to feel more invested in their careers and each other.
How does the power of play influence success at work? Many people are working longer and harder, thinking that this will solve the problem of an ever-increasing workload. But they are still falling behind, becoming chronically overwhelmed, and burning out. Work is where we spend much of our time. That is why it is especially important for us to play during work. Without some recreation, our work suffers. Success at work doesn’t depend on the amount of time you work. It depends on upon the quality of your work. And the quality of your work is highly dependent on your well-being.
How to embrace team collaboration? For an organization to run smoothly and meet its goals, it is important to foster a work environment that supports collaboration amongst colleagues. Unfortunately for most organizations, this does not occur naturally, and thus you must make an effort and take steps to help build and sustain a cooperative work environment.
TeamBonding is re-defining the world of company culture. We know that the key to company growth and positive company culture is to invest in your team through team building. In our 25+ years of experience, it’s not surprising that it’s in our nature, which is ultimately what has defined our success. The Founder, David Goldstein has been actively building his team for years, so it’s no secret he’s got the best team! Not only does David plan activities for his team to enjoy, but he also began a whole engagement committee to toss around ideas for his team to do… and the sky is the limit.
A Company Culture One of the most important aspects of any successful organization is to have a clearly defined company culture. Office culture can influence and be influenced by many things including the type of communication within an organization, the types of events you hold for your employees, and the standards you hold your employees, too.
Know each other as people, not just professionals. We’re all so much more than our job titles. We have interests that may have drawn each of us to our roles and help us excel within them. There are easy team building icebreaker activities for work that will help you and your team bond and get to know each other as more than just your role in the office. (more…)
Believe it or not, you can have fun at work! Switch things up at the office and try some new, fun team building activities for work to get everyone energized.
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