Halloween is one of the best holiday traditions to celebrate in the workplace. The holiday brings out the child in each of us and helps businesses create a motivational, team-oriented work culture, all while having some fun along the way.
Here are a few ways businesses can bring a little fun into the office this Halloween:
1. Friendly Competition
According to Human Resource Management Benefits Survey, more than one-third of employers reported they offered in-house Halloween celebrations. Most agreed that the celebrations visibly increased employee morale, which increased performance and productivity, and created a more positive attitude toward work. Take office costume parties to the next level by holding a Halloween costume contest.
2. Party With a Side of Games
Set aside some time out of the workday to hold a Halloween-themed party at the office. Serve up some witches brew and ghoul bean dip with Halloween décor around the office. Plan a few Halloween-themed games and activities to increase your office morale and offer your employees different ways to express their Halloween spirit, such as a pumpkin carving contest or bobbing for apples.
3. Broadcast All the Halloween Fun!
Turn your office TV monitors and computer screens into a visual communication platform. In doing so, you will promote transparency within the organization, improve employee performance and engagement by allowing them to broadcast key events, metrics and milestones anywhere, anytime – not just for Halloween, but all year round. Easily manage, motivate and reward your sales and customer service teams in a unique and fun way. Features spooky backgrounds, festive GIFs and a "Top Scare Giver" leaderboard to show your company's spirit while motivating and celebrating hardworking employees. Your visual communication platform should be mobile-friendly, so you can ensure that your remote workers will feel included in the fun!
By Mike Smalls, Founder and CEO of Hoopla. Mike founded Hoopla to answer the burning question he faced running sales organisations at a variety of companies: How do you motivate people to perform their best? His inspiration came from a variety of sources including sports, motivational psychology, game mechanics, and a competitive drive.