Last month we asked you to answer our poll about workplace celebrations. While the majority of you chose spending time with coworkers as what you enjoyed most, some chose the activities and others chose the food, while only a few chose time off work.
Workplace celebrations range from monthly birthday celebrations to rewarding employees for company accomplishments. No matter what your favorite part of workplace celebrations are, there are a host of benefits that come with these celebrations that last much longer than the event itself.
Hosting workplace celebrations gives employees an opportunity to be recognized in some manner. Whether you’re celebrating a milestone in their personal lives or their professional lives, employees will appreciate the time spent on them and will leave the celebration feeling recognized, fulfilled, and content with their job.
Holding regular celebrations helps to create a sense of unity and shared appreciation among employees and their colleagues. Particularly if you’re celebrating the completion of a special project, employees will be able to discuss what went well, where they could improve, and how they want to tackle future assignments. By allowing them to review in a relaxed, fun setting, employees can leave the celebration feeling motivated to tackle the next big project.
Office celebrations can be a great way to boost employee morale, as they can provide employees with an enjoyable break during the workday and remind them that the company cares about them and wants to celebrate their success or major milestones. This in turn helps to increase employee happiness and reduce turnover, ultimately improving the company culture and making your organization a desirable place to work.
Workplace celebrations for successful projects help to motivate employees. Seeing others receive recognition for a job well done, or even receiving that recognition yourself helps to encourage employees to continue working hard.
Keep these benefits in mind the next time you consider hosting an office celebration.