Christmas lights sparkle at every corner, pictures of your friends' trees and holiday decorations fill your newsfeed, and Mariah Carey follows you wherever you go. The holidays are almost here!
The lead up to this period can be exceptionally busy, so we don’t blame you if you’ve yet to pull something together for your team. Planning your own family get-together is one thing, but organising something for your team is a whole different ballgame - so we understand the challenge in finding the time to do it all!
Don’t fret. Remote Social’s got you covered for your last minute, minimal budget, team celebration! Here are some ideas on how you can get started.
Psst.. we’ve also come up with a draft agenda to make things easier for you!
Remote Social Connect automatically posts prompts that spark fun, memorable, and engaging conversations in your preferred team's Slack channel.
The Festive Season Pack is filled with prompts about the silly season, so expect to learn what your co-workers' favourite classic holiday films are, the worst present they’ve ever received or what they're looking forward to the most. If you set it up within the first week of December, there will be more than enough prompts posted in your Slack channel to last until the end of the year!
This is a great and simple way to get the ball rolling and embrace the Christmas cheer.
Not sure how to set up Remote Social Connect? Here’s a video to walk you through it.
Get a little friendly competition going with a round of trivia!
Grab a few Christmas treats, throw on a party outfit, share a link to your favourite Christmas playlist and jump on a call with the team. You can all brush up on your Christmas knowledge with this Trivia pack before the big day arrives!
Setting up a Trivia session is easy peasy.
Take the Trivia session to a whole new level and customise your very own category!
This could include Trivia about the team, everyone’s personal wins throughout the year, and the organisation’s vision for 2022 and beyond. The questions created are naturally more catered to your group, so you can get as creative (and festive 🎉) as you want!
Stuck for ideas? We’ve come up with a few.
After belting out to Mariah Carey and everyone feeling (or tasting?) the festive spirit you could test how well everyone knows each other with a game of Knowing Me, Knowing You to end off.
You will discover interesting information about your crew like the kind of music they listen to, their biggest pet peeves, or which celebrity they’d invite to dinner. Players take turns providing answers to questions with facts about themselves, while everyone else predicts the correct answer given.
Who knows, you might learn a thing or two about yourself too! 😄
Before your session:
During your session:
After your session:
If you need some inspiration, we’ve come up with a draft agenda to help you get started.
1. Ice-breaker: Two rounds of Bingo to warm things up
2. Introduction from team leader
3. Four rounds of Trivia
4. One round or Knowing Me, Knowing You
5. Winner announcement
6. Event Close
Festive season is a time of togetherness. It is a perfect opportunity to bring the team together to celebrate. Coming together over fun activities is a great way to foster camaraderie and strengthen bonds, as well as help employees destress and re-energise for the new year.
See ya later!
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