Transforming Your Office at Christmas
Christmas is right around the corner and the time for getting festive is here now. There’s no escaping Christmas lights, carol singers and Christmas trees so everyone may as well get on board and enjoy some Christmas cheer while you can. Christmas in the workplace is a great way to get people in the mood and even increases office morale and productivity. By simply jazzing up the dreary office walls in your building you can make employees feel happier and more at ease.
If anything is to be added to your office at Christmas it is the Christmas tree. A well decorated tree can brighten up any office making it a cheerful environment to be in. When choosing a tree for the office it is important to decide on whether or not you want a real one or a fake one. Most offices would tend to go for a fake tree as it can easily be put up and taken down each year. It is also important to make sure that you choose a tree that is appropriately sized for your building. It’s no good having a tiny tree placed in the corner somewhere making it difficult for some people to see. The tree should be the focus of your decorations and seen by everyone. A tree without lights is an absolute no. Either add your own lights or choose a fibre optic tree that lights up itself once plugged in. After that add anything else you like such as Christmas crackers, baubles and chocolate decorations.
The walls of your office can be decorated with various decorations including tinsel, fairy lights, snowflakes, holly and much more. Why not add a few free standing characters to windowsills and cabinets or add snow to the windows for a winter wonderland look. These simple decorations will make any office look the part and have you feeling Christmassy in no time at all.
To further enhance the Christmas spirit within your office why not introduce Secret Santa. If you don’t know what this is then now is a good time to learn. Everyone within the office has their name placed into a hat, and everyone takes a name out of the hat. Whosever name you receive you are to purchase them a gift for Christmas. It is typical to put a budget in place with most ranging between £5 and £10. The idea is to keep who you are buying for a secret however part of the fun is trying to figure out who bought for you.
Although not feasible in all businesses it is a good idea to arrange Christmas nibbles at work particularly if working right up to Christmas or over the Christmas period. It a good feeling to get together with co-workers and enjoy some down time where you aren’t stressing about what you may or may not have done at work.
Remember Christmas is a time for giving and a chance for everyone to get together and enjoy themselves.