Deliver groceries or meals to seniors
14. Reflect and reminisce
2020 has been a wild year, hasn’t it?
But hey—it’s almost over! 😄
Take the time to reflect on the year—highs, lows, notable moments, everything! Write it all down. 2020 has felt like multiple years in one, so a quick timeline of your company’s accomplishments over the year can be impactful to see.
It can also be cathartic to write down the lows of the year to rip up with your colleagues. 🙃 We’re also big fans of writing haikus to commemorate the year!
Here are a few popular ones from Bonuslians this year:
at least my coworkers are
–Jon Evans, Principle Software Engineer at Bonusly
Working from my home
This room is now an office!
Pets seem very glad
–João Campos, Sales Operations Lead at Bonusly
15. Support local restaurants
We can’t eat together this year, but we can still support local restaurants. Give everyone a budget to purchase from a local restaurant they love. Have everyone go around on Zoom and talk about why they chose the restaurant they did (or do this in a Zoom room if you have a large organization.) You may not be able to support your favorite caterer this year, but you can make an impact for many local restaurants with a virtual potluck.
16. Leave it to the professionals
Hey, you deserve some surprises, too! Remote team building is top of mind for many companies, so there’s no surprise that there are organizations dedicated to showing your employees a virtual good time.
17. Give recognition year round
As much as a grand holiday party is, especially during these times, we need to give recognition year-round. Your employees need to hear about the fantastic work they do more often than at the end of the year or with an employee nomination program.
One of the easiest ways to give recognition year-round is a peer-to-peer recognition program like Bonusly. Bonusly allows everyone to get involved in the recognition process. From entry-level employees to the C-Suite, everyone can recognize employees for a job well done. Bonusly is cost-effective, optimized for remote teams, and allows your employees to see their value more often than once a year.
Conclusion: You can host a fun, remote holiday party!
Company holiday parties aren’t defunct now that remote work is a big part of our day-to-day lives. You can still celebrate with your employees, even if you are coming together over Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Hopefully, these ideas will help you host a party that brings your team together for a night to celebrate the end of the year and what you accomplished, while getting excited for 2021!