Dynamic workspace culture is one of the most important ideals that make the organization function robustly. However, with a dreadful virus on the loose, the global workforce is facing a state of dilemma. Employees all over the world, independent of industry, have noticed a significant shift in their work culture, and oddly, that has become the new trend.
Employees all over the world, independent of industry, have noticed a significant shift in their world. Let’s check out some engaging activities to make the employees much more involved
Seasonal & Foundation Day Celebrations
Celebrations on Foundation day are popular in nearly all organizations. But now that all the companies have shifted to remote works, such activities are missed out. These very activities can be done virtually by including cultural events like dance, music, and role-play, wherein the participants could send in the recorded videos of their corresponding events. The same goes for celebrating seasonal occasions and festivals like Republic Day, Women’s Day, Onam, Diwali, Christmas, and so on.
These days, almost every day-to-day activity has shifted into a virtual space. So then why not take our breaks and friendly chat to virtual space as well? This could be seen as a catch-up on all the office chats and coffee breaks that we are missing out on. More often fruitful conversations come out in such coffee breaks. It can be about work or entertaining topics like the latest movie that you watched, or your favorite web series, music album, and so on. An important thing to note here is that employees have to switch on their cameras in these recess sessions so that people can see each other and mingle in a much more pleasant and engaging manner. It can be reassuring to see your colleague and have a light talk with them.
This virtual space-time can be used to get to know each other’s family too. Fix a time and introduce one other’s family members and have a leisure talk with them as well. Before doing this activity, make sure that your employees are comfortable introducing their family members and also check out if it’s a good time for such activities.
Organizations can choose a particular theme for a week, and then come up with different contests like photography, quizzes, debates, panel discussions, movie screenings, and so on.
Hold webinars on a wide range of subjects that can be both informative and entertaining.
skribbl.io is a website that offers virtual Pictionary games with your teammates. It would be a fun-filled interactive activity and would help you to know your colleagues better.
Online Workout Challenges
In this restricted atmosphere, it is really important to maintain your health. Hence, a workout challenge sparks motivation in others to work out. The activity is to ask your teammates to post a picture of themselves working out and use a hashtag with the company tagline, and post those pictures on social media platforms like Instagram or Facebook.
The organization can encourage their employees to flaunt their culinary skills by trying out new dishes and posting the recipes of the dishes, once again using a hashtag.
Stretching a bit on a daily basis is a healthy mode to relieve stress. Hence, it would be great to form teams for such virtual stretching sessions, wherein members would do simple yoga postures and other exercises.
Virtual Health Fair
Considering the struggles of the time, it would be really beneficial if employers could organize ‘Virtual Health Fairs’, wherein you can call up skilled health care specialists to take sessions on various topics. Some helpful topics are;
- Online CPR courses
- Self-examine tutorials
- Workshop on Healthy Meal Habit
- Online company store for health care products
While planning such activities, we must also take note that the employees are not losing their time with their families and other hobbies. Such engaging endeavors in a way emphasize the organization’s care and concern towards the employees. It would help each employee to achieve holistic development and also nurture a special bond with the company and their colleagues. This would create a positive impact on their performance and again be beneficial to the company as well. Hence, let’s make sure that nobody in our workspace is left out and is making it through the crisis. We are all in this together and remember that this time too shall pass.