This holiday season feels a little different. If the continued rise in Covid-19 cases has you wondering how you can celebrate with your team, you’re not alone. I think most of us are struggling with craving the fun this time of year usually brings but still wanting to keep our teams safe and healthy.
With that in mind, I wanted to share some suggestions I found and ideas I had.
Still want to have a party, but not comfortable meeting up in person? I’ve seen lots of ideas for celebrating virtually. Here are some of them:
Have Zoom fatigue? Understandable. You can still do something fun! Some ideas:
If you’ve decided to have an in-person gathering, make sure you’re taking appropriate precautions. Some of your team members may not feel comfortable attending a party, so make it very clear that you understand if they choose to stay home. Check federal, state, and county protocols and ensure that your gathering adheres to them. Provide lots of hand sanitizer and extra masks in case anyone forgets to bring theirs. Hold your event outside and make it possible for people to stay 6 feet apart from one another. It may also be a good idea to survey your team in advance so they can share whether they’d be up for attending and any concerns they have.
As we wrap up this very strange year, any celebrations should keep your team’s health and safety first and foremost. Each member of your team (including you) may have different levels of comfort with in-person activities, so it’s also important that you be flexible and understanding if they’d rather sit this year’s celebration out.
No matter what you choose to do, I hope you have a JoyPowered® holiday season!