Part of our company culture is to celebrate and have fun – let us take any opportunities that we can! We can choose to be happy and enjoy getting to know each other at the same time.
There are a wide variety of multinational festivals and holidays celebrated around the world in December such as –Chanukah, (date varies) Ashura, Feast of St Nicholas, Bodhi Day or Winter Solstice (21 December), Anastasia of Sirmium feast day (25 December) and of course Christmas and the New Year. You could pick one of these as a theme, or not – your choice!
Can I suggest that you discuss what you would like to do as a team (nursery or teams based at Head Office) at your next staff meeting, and plan something that you would enjoy. Perhaps you have a social rep. for your team already, and if not, would someone like to take this on, to make the bookings etc.?
This year the company is contributing £10 per person to whatever event you choose to arrange. This is an increase from £7.50 last year, and £5 the year before, and in the past people have gone bowling, had a pizza and some fizz, gone out for a formal sit down dinner (topping up themselves), how creative can you be?
Just please enjoy yourselves!