Round-Up: Office Holiday Parties and Games
It’s that time of year, the much-anticipated holiday office party. It’s a chance to step away from the computer, meetings and projects to spend time getting to know your co-workers and celebrate the team’s accomplishments of the year.
Games are a great way to encourage mingling among departments and provide a fun opportunity to get to know each another in a casual setting. Here are some interesting ideas for holiday games:
- One of my favorite holiday work activities is the company craft exchange. Similar to the traditional secret Santa, you make a handmade craft for your secret co-worker. No purchased gifts allowed! Ideas are limitless ranging from necklaces and gingerbread houses to ornaments and baked goods.
- PartyGameIdeas.com offers a wide variety of fun and engaging game ideas. My favorite is the "12 Days of Christmas" idea. Employees create business-inspired verses for the carol, and then sing at the company holiday party. Also, you can try Employee Trivia and get to know more about your colleagues.
- Another fun game the Out of Office bloggers are playing this holiday season is the FedEx Office Gift Shipper. Check it out and see if you can outscore us – we dare you! Post your score below in the comments section and we’ll name the 2010 Out of Office Blog Gift Shipper Champion at the end of the month.