It’s the season of giving thanks, and although holiday celebrations will look different this year, there are still things you can do at the office to get in the turkey day spirit! Whether you are back in your shared workspace all together or working remotely, we have five activities that any team can enjoy, no matter where you are in the world!
1. Give Back To Your Community
This time of year, it is extra important to think of the community that you work and live in. As a team, you can celebrate Thanksgiving by providing food for others who are struggling. You can collect donations for a holiday meal for a family in need or partner up with a local organization that already distributes meals and food. If you are in the workspace, consider having everyone bring in extra items from their pantry the day before Thanksgiving so you can drop them off just in time. While this year has been crazy, it is important to step outside of our own needs, be thankful for what we have, and help those who are less fortunate.
2. Express Gratitude for Each Other
There is so much to be grateful for amidst all the difficulties of 2020. Don’t forget to think of your business, coworkers, and workspace! We rounded up four ways to express gratitude in the workplace- read more here.
3. A Virtual Worksgiving
What is Thanksgiving without food? In other years potlucks may have been the way to go, but this year with social distancing in mind, take your “worksgiving” dinner virtual. Have everyone come with their favorite themed item, whether it be a spiced cocktail or a big bowl of mashed potatoes. You can even hold the gathering after turkey day when everyone will have leftovers to use up. Take time to be together as a team and reconnect. If you are part of a larger business where it’s hard to talk in virtual event spaces, utilize a game, such as coworker trivia, to structure the evening!
4. Change Perspectives
This year, switch up your perspective around Thanksgiving. Have different team members share their traditions and recipes. Learn about Native cultures and traditions. Expand your view of the holiday by making an effort, as a team, to learn more about what Thanksgiving means to different groups across the country.
5. Decorate Your Space
In the days before Thanksgiving, kick things up a notch in your workspace! Bring in the scents of the season with a pumpkin or apple spice air freshener. Change out pillows or blankets for ones in autumnal colors. Or, search for other fall-themed items at shops like HomeGoods or World Market. Decorating for the season is a small way to bring some joy and festivity into your everyday work life.
Thanksgiving ushers in a special time of year for many people. It’s a time where we take vacation days to recharge with family, but it can also be a time to bond with our coworkers, give back, and reflect. When you step back into your workspace, full of pie, AdvantEdge will be here, ready to keep your business on track. From everyone at AdvantEdge Workspaces, happy Thanksgiving!