Halloween is almost here, this year the holiday falls on a Wednesday. This is a great opportunity for employers to have fun and engage their workforce through various activities. Halloween brings out the youth in everyone. Enhance your corporate culture and bring some October spice to your workforce. Here’s our top 7 tricks to treating your workforce to a fun filled Halloween at the office!
A workplace without Candy on Halloween? Supply candy and lots of it. Stock up on different varieties your employees will appreciate it. You can even incorporate trick or treating within your office booths.
2: Halloween Decorations
No office would be complete without spooky decorations, from fake cobwebs to cheesecloth ghosts to fake spiders. Keep it minimal or go all out.
3: PUMPKIN CARVING COMPETITION
Add some amusement to your workplace with a pumpkin carving competition. Its simple to set up, all you need are pumpkins and carving tools. This will be a memorable event for everyone involved. Amp it up with a prize and watch everyone’s competitive side come out.
4: MONSTER MASH
Create the ultimate Halloween playlist for employees to enjoy, this will trigger the brain region that’s associated with reward. Your employees will appreciate these throwback tunes. Tip: we suggest you limit this to one loop through to avoid overkill.
5: HALLOWEEN BAKE OFF
Who can resist a freshly baked sponge cake and decorative cookies? Avid bakers will jump on this challenge to showcase there baking skills to a new panel of judges. Obviously they have to be Halloween themed. The winner can be based on presentation and texture.
6: FANCY DRESS (OPTIONAL)
Halloween fancy dress is a great way to bring team’s closer and open up new conversations. Maybe the winners can go home early on a day of their choice? This is sure to make employees happy. A study from Warwick University states that happiness leads to a 12% spike in employee productivity.
7: APPLE BOBBING
Get your video phones at the ready, this activity alone will bring all the entertainment you need. Create two sets of apple filled water buckets and have you teams compete to empty their buckets first.
Halloween is an opportunity for managers to re-direct positive energy back into the workplace. Incorporating fun activities into your organisation will produce a spike in productivity and tighten work relations. Do you have any more ideas? If so please comment below.
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