Online photo events can prove to be a great activity to take some stress off work. It can be a part of ‘Fun Fridays’ or it can simply be a once-a-month activity so that employees can bond with each other. The HR teams in organizations can innovate regarding ideas for online photo events.
An online portal will play a crucial role for these photo events. It will be a place where all event related photos will come together & will also get archived as great memories to go back to.
Some ideas for online photo events can be:
- Unsung Heroes
This event involves taking photos with unsung heroes of the organization – attending staff, sanitation staff, watchmen, delivery people, general staff, etc.; people who basically work behind the scenes so that the workforce can focus on doing tasks that finally drive money to the organization. Such events which celebrate these unsung heroes bring a feeling of pride & connection amongst the employees. It encourages interaction between all levels of the organizations; such connection increases employee engagement.
- Wacky Team Selfies Contest
Let there be some craziness! There can be a contest where employees click wacky team selfies. The wackiest selfie is declared as the winner. Such an event lets employee has some plain good fun together. More than winning the contest, the process is the true reward as there will be a lot of laughs & wonderful moments to share.
- Storyline using Props
This can be a great activity to bring out some creativity & geekiness. Teams have to use props & work on a storyline. The photo has to convey a story to the viewer. This helps in building rapport, sharing ideas & in fact, proves to be a great team building exercise. The employees can recreate scenes from their favourite movies/TV series or create a new storyline like never before.
- Recreate Celebrity Award Selfies
Employees get to recreate epic celebrity award selfies. Ellen DeGeneres might get a run for her money when employees recreate her Oscars 2014 selfie. Employees can track their brains & remember the most amazing selfies taken at award ceremonies & recreate them.
- Colleagues Lost in Work
Employees can be told to click photos of their colleagues focused on work. This is where the challenge is to click natural pictures. There can be a lot of funny moments clicked of employees frustrated, at their wit’s end, pulling their own hair, looking at each other with anger, sharing a joke, in a deep discussion regarding something & so on.
- Teams as Emojis
Teams can be told to become human emoticons or emojis. How well can a team create an emoji’s expression will make all the difference! This activity will again generate a lot of laughs not only during the process but also later for those who view.
Digital pinboards like CircleYard can be a great platform for such online photo events. CircleYard allows posting of images under ‘General‘ category. Tags can also be created under which photos can be posted. First, an event can be created regarding the time & theme of the online photo event. Employees can start clicking & posting as the event starts.
Such photos will transform an otherwise boring information board into an engaging “billboard” for the employees & will make the workplace merry & lively!