Valentine's Day offers the perfect chance to find a way to show your staff how much you appreciate them. You can increase morale, share some positivity and also enjoy some extra delicious corporate catering.
A shocking 87% of employees report feeling unengaged in the workplace, but you have the chance to turn it around. It's the little things that make a difference, so take the opportunity to make their day.
Start your Valentine's Day off on the right foot and order some delicious breakfast catering to treat your team! Grab some bagels, French toast, fresh fruit and create a surprise spread everyone will love.
Image: WAFFLO, Sydney.
A quick, easy and affordable way to show your appreciation for staff is to decorate your office space. Decorate with streamers, edible flower arrangements and even balloons, to create a positive space. You can even place an appreciation card on each employee's desk
Making a charitable donation is a great way to spread some love on behalf of your company. Make use of Order-In's donation option at checkout, to not only order something tasty, but donate to a good cause.
Set up a board where staff can post their appreciation for others. Supply a few markers, post it notes, nice paper and encourage employees to share the love with colleagues, or write the name of someone they may appreciate!
Order some cookies and create a goodie bag to place on employee's desks or the kitchen table. People can then help themselves to a tasty treat alongside their morning coffee or. After all, everybody loves cookies!
Whether it is morning or afternoon tea, get some office catering for the Valentine's season. Cupcakes, cups of tea, brownies and an assortment of treats will make anyone smile.
Image: VANILLA BLUE, Sydney
Take your Staff lunch to the next level and create a Valentine's day themed catering menu. Think pink and red decorations, delicious mains and heart shaped cupcakes for dessert. Or even just getting the team together for a nice meal is the best way to boost spirits!
A simple way to get everyone involved is fill a small jar with candy hearts and ask everyone to have a written guess of how many there are. Then gift the jar to the winner at the end of the day (and remind them sharing is caring).
If you have the time, make a small homemade video on achievements of either individual staff members, or your whole office community. It can be a slideshow of fun memories or iconic moments in the business' history.
Gather your troops and enjoy some Alcohol and drinks right to your office space. Share some wine, beer and maybe a few cocktails (or mocktails) on a Friday afternoon to really show your appreciation. Order a grazing table for an extra special touch.
Despite being the holiday of love, there is a time and a place for everything. Ensure whatever you decide is positive, but not inappropriate. The last thing you would want to do is make someone (or everyone) uncomfortable. If you organise games, make sure they are optional.
If someone doesn't want to get involved, that's ok! don't pressure anyone to take part in celebrating. Give the chance to get involved, but allow people the space to remain reserved; there may be a personal reason after all.
Being appreciative and thankful: yes. Being flirtatious: a big no. The date doesn't have to be romantic! Find work-appropriate ways to celebrate.
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