Reasons to celebrate festivals at workplace:
Change from monotony
Celebrations at a workplace can provide a great change from the monotony of everyday work routine. Employees can have a good time and return to work the next day with a fresh mind.
Helps to know each other better
Inviting families of employees for a festival, conducting icebreaker games, socializing together helps employees know each other better. When the rapport between employees improves, it results in better ideas as well as more employee engagement.
Uplifts employee morale
While it is crucial to have self-motivated employees, organizations should also plan events periodically with the intention of uplifting employee morale. Celebrations of festivals can be a great way to do that.
Opportunity to bond
Celebrations give a great opportunity to bond. Teams, which otherwise do not need to communicate much with each other, now have the festival as a connecting link to break ice & interact.
Time for welcome announcements
Management can use the festival celebration at the office as an opportunity to make welcome announcements. This makes the office environment even more positive and boosts employee morale further.
Recognizes hidden talents
While conducting activities & games, a lot of hidden talent gets revealed. Some employee might turn out to be a movie geek while someone might be a talented musician; even behavioural skills like initiative or communication, which are otherwise not realized while working, might get revealed during such events.
Overall, celebrating festivals in the workplace is great for employee engagement. Employees feel more connected to each other & the organization.
Digital pinboards like CircleYard can be a great platform to showcase such employee-centered activities. Images and videos can be posted on CircleYard so employees across all locations get to see the updates. Surveys or polls can also be conducted on CircleYard to take feedback regarding the event as well as how it could be improved next year. Organizations should make sure that their initiatives to boost employee engagement are covered on such platforms.