Jan 9, 2023, 3:57:55 PM
By Simon Nichols
1. Eat healthier
The New Year is the perfect time to consider eating healthier after all those Christmas lunches, Thanks Giving Dinners, and NYE celebrations. Look for company ideas and ways to eat healthier from nutrition classes to fresh fruit delivers.
2. More face to face team building
If your company has focused on virtual team building over recent years, now could be ideal time to have more face to face team building sessions from escape rooms and kayaking, to paintball and rafting.
3. Refresh the training programme
Use this time of year to review your company training programme, speak to all employees and consider where you can improve the training provided to meet the company goals.
4. Improve cross departmental communications
With every company it's important to take the opportunity of a new year to look how internal teams communicate and how you can improve it. This have become even more important with the rise of flexible working, remote workers and multiple locations.
5. Plan for more company socials
OK, so perhaps early January isn't the time to think about social gatherings for the teams, but later in the month the teams will be so eager for time together and perhaps some lovely drinks and food. Look to create a new social calendar and make sure everyone's needs are meet for social interaction.
6. Invest in healthy company activities
As we spend so much time in the office and amongst our colleagues, we should ensure that this time is not only productive but also healthy. Boost company morale with yoga classes, running clubs, nutrition support, and cookery classes.
7. More charitable ideas
One way to not only improve company morale, but improve your company's brand in the community is to allow employees time for charity work. It could be working in soup kitchens, environmental cleaning, providing company to lonely elderly people, or supplying food banks.
8. Increase integration of remote workers
Many home workers have been fully focused on working remotely for a number of years and may not know they fellow workers very well. Look at how you can improve the integration and communication of these teams to boost morale and productivity.
9. Even more focus on work life balance
The last few years has shown everyone the importance of improving work life balance. It could be amending weekend schedules, changing work from home rules, flexible hours, office child care, or providing more HR support.
10. Refresh the social team
After numerous lockdowns, remote workers, and increase in home workers, it could be the ideal time to refresh your social commitee and bring new ideas to the table.
Head of Partnerships at Evendo
About Simon, he has a background in the London events and hospitality market going back over 20 years. Simon has in an in-depth knowledge of the events market and currently heads up all supplier partnerships at Evendo.
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