Perhaps you’re looking for fresh ideas to amp up the yuletide spirit in your office this year—something other than the usual Christmas party and karaoke session. Making the holidays special for your employees is a wonderful way to boost team morale, keep staff motivated, and build a sense of camaraderie, all while showing staff that you appreciate their hard work all year long.
At Christchurch Harbour Hotel, we love seeing guests get that warm fuzzy Christmas feeling while sipping mulled wine at our waterfront restaurant, or after they’ve returned from a romantic wintry stroll on the beach, so to keep the coastal Christmas cheer alive, here are our top suggestions for making the holidays extra special in your office.
Give the gift of relaxation
If you’ve got administrative or support staff who help you stay on top of things day in and day out, a box of chocolates or bottle of wine may not convey just how much you appreciate what they do. Instead, why not give a gift that will truly help them to unwind, relax and re-energise? Whether you’d like to give a full spa day or a soothing aromatherapy massage, your employees are sure to love a rejuvenating hour or two at our luxury spa.
Hold a Christmas competition
Rather than the usual Secret Santa affair, get creative with office festivities and hold a Christmas competition among staff. It could be a month-long contest to see who performs the best, or something playful like the best decorated cubicle, but come up with a grand prize like a winter mini-break or a New Year’s Eve getaway so that your colleagues really get into it!
A change of scenery
Instead of throwing your annual party at the office or in your local pub, invite employees to an elegant Christmas party at Christchurch Harbour Hotel. All December long, we hold Christmas party nights with a decadent festive dinner menu and all-night dancing. It’s the perfect opportunity to glam up your office’s holiday celebrations, and with our scenic coastal location, your colleagues will certainly feel the Christmas cheer.
Even the smallest gestures of appreciation can go a long way towards creating that wonderful Christmassy feeling at your workplace, whether it’s inviting colleagues out for a quaint afternoon tea, or if you’re throwing a full-on holiday bash. For more information on hosting your Christmas office party or any corporate event at Christchurch Harbour Hotel, contact us today.