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How to Throw an Office Party That Builds Your Team

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The office party has become somewhat of a cliché, and is that is used as a source of comedy in television and films shows such as The Office and Arrested Development. A party at the office is usually depicted as a snarky workplace obligation that nobody really would like to be at.

There are a number of reasons this tradition continues, and many of them are due to the social advantages of celebrations in groups.

When we get together to celebrate our accomplishments together or to simply celebrate our friendships with each other, we become more united which strengthens our bond. We lessen stress and boost levels of satisfaction. We can break the monotony of our everyday lives by doing something exciting and exciting, which could boost motivation and inspire creativity.

It’s possible to throw a horrible office holiday party that nobody wants to attend. Here are four simple methods to ensure that your company’s celebration memorable and enjoyable one for everyone:

1. Make sure you celebrate your employees but don’t go overboard.

The season of Christmas is the perfect occasion to show appreciation to employees and colleagues and to acknowledge their achievements and hard work. This can mean a lot as one study revealed that 80 percent of those that quit work mentioned the feeling of being unappreciated as one the major motives. Another study has shown that showing appreciation could motivate employees more than salary increases or promotions.

The most effective, and the best speech of appreciation is genuine clear, concise and short. Limit your speech to short amount of time and make each word be memorable.

2. Get delicious food.

Offering your employees generously by providing them with delicious food is an effective way to show your gratitude. Food intake releases endorphins into our brains which makes us feel satisfied.

Additionally, the tradition of eating as humans has been a tradition for millennia ago and serves a crucial social purpose. According to a recent report, dinner events “gather our friends (both friends and family members) and revisit our obligations as social beings to each the other.” Simply sharing a meal strengthens our bonds and bonds of commitment to one another.

3. Help with stress-reducing activities.

If there’s tension between colleagues or high levels of stress at work The company holiday celebration could turn into an uncomfortable event. However, simple activities can in breaking the ice, like playing music, offering dance games, board games and singing, or telling stories.

The idea isn’t to force people into doing things that they do not want to do, but to allow people the opportunity to ease tension and bond with one with one another. Research has proven that those who share positive moments or share a laugh become closer to each other. Even physical activity, such as darts or a game of chess is well-known to lower stress levels and improve mood.

4. Include celebrations in your routine of your job.

While holidays are fun however, they shouldn’t be your only occasion to celebrate your team’s accomplishments. The frequency of praise and the quicker has a massive impact on employee morale and productivity, increasing it up to 42 percent. Being grateful to one another increases motivation, bonds, and loyalty.

Find reasons to host events or have fun with your team at different occasions throughout the year. Include during team meetings to honor and encourage each other. Set up regular processes to recognize the contribution of your employees.

The creation of an atmosphere of celebration within your workplace is a great method to create a highly engaged, motivated, and high-performing team. This will create one that’s more meaningful instead of a one-time celebration that’s in line with your values as an company.