The holidays are a time for festive gatherings with coworkers, but not every office celebrates its staff the way it should. If you’re company is a holiday party Grinch, check out the reasons below to persuade the powers that be that a holiday bash is just what your workplace needs.
1)You’re not just celebrating the holidays; you’re recognizing your team.
Holiday parties are all about enjoying the season (we can’t get enough eggnog-flavored anything, right?), but they’re also the perfect way to thank all those people who’ve helped us accomplish a year’s worth of work-related goals. Your company may or may not be in a position to give out holiday bonuses, but a well-orchestrated event—one that you plan outside the office—shows that you care about all those hours your employees sacrifice inside their conference rooms and cubicles.
2)You can call it a team-building exercise.
In some ways, it is—depending on what you do. Sitting around at a local bar or restaurant is probably not the most active way to bond with your coworkers; instead, try a more engaging alternative, like bringing your colleagues to a local laser tag arena or arcade or hosting a bowling holiday party for your employees (or find a venue like Bowlmor, which has all three). There’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit, than by donning a laser tag vest or bowling a strike while your boss chucks a gutterball.
3)It lets you reflect upon and celebrate your company’s big wins.
Sure, the holiday party is definitely a time for letting off steam and interacting with your colleagues in a unique social setting. But it’s also an opportunity for you and your team to look back at all that you’ve accomplished over the past few months and to reward yourselves with a well-deserved pat on the back (and more than a few celebratory toasts).
4) It gives everyone a night of fun to recharge their batteries.
Can’t remember the last time you had a respite from the office routine? Chances are, neither can your colleagues. For modern workplaces, office parties aren’t just annual traditions—they’re opportunities to let loose and help you and your employees take the mental health break you need to have your most productive quarter yet.
5) Someone else will do all the work of planning—and you’ll get all the credit!
Think the Herculean task of planning a holiday party is yours and yours alone? Think again. Nowadays, the best venues provide party professionals who are specifically trained to bring your event to life. Bowlmor’s event pros are prepared to facilitate every aspect of the process—all to help alleviate the stress and frustration that naturally coincide with planning any big event.
Regardless of what you do, it’s important make sure you show everyone in your office just how much you value all the hours they put in—not just during the frenetic holiday season, but all year long.