Turkey day is upon us, and there’s no reason not to let your coworkers know you’re thankful. Here’s how.
In the spirit of togetherness, plan a potluck with your team. What to bring to a Thanksgiving potluck at work can vary depending on the type of event you envision. For instance, your company could provide a Thanksgiving turkey (and a vegetarian or vegan entrée) and ask everyone to bring side dishes and desserts. Or, switch things up and choose a theme for your celebration. You can explore the foods of other cultures, ask everyone to bring their favorite Thanksgiving dish, or get creative with a theme.
A great way to show employees appreciation and give them the opportunity to do the same is to create a ‘Thank You’ wall – encourage employees to craft gratuitous post-it notes with messages of admiration and thanks. A great idea to kickstart the appreciation is to encourage employees to write 3 reasons why they’re thankful for a certain colleague, for every employee recognized, you could donate $10 to your chosen charity.
Thanksgiving isn’t the same without the “giving” aspect. Offer your staff paid time to serve as volunteers. Have team members share photos of their time spent. They will act as conversation starters and continue building a sense of team while functioning as a means to be involved in the community. https://blog.thriver.com/thanksgiving-volunteer-opportunities-for-corporate-groups/
Not every company can take time to host a Teams-giving celebration or volunteer at a charity event, but this doesn’t mean your office can’t participate in other fun ways! Simply decorating around the office can get everyone in the fall spirit and ready for the approaching holidays. Co-workers could pick out fall-themed decorations and help place them around the office. If your office is feeling crafty, you can create your own decorations. Some fun and easy fall-themed crafts everyone can make include a hand-turkey and paper cut-outs of colorful fall leaves.
Ask your colleagues to share their absolute favorite recipes, and make sure to report back. To level up this recipe swap, you could even host a virtual “Works-giving” to cook each other’s recipes together. Along with recipes, make sure to share your favorite Thanksgiving memories!
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