Fall is here, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on gratitude and reward hard work. Employee appreciation doesn’t have to break the budget and there are many creative ways to show your team you care this season. Here are the four best ideas for getting outdoors before winter and showing some employee appreciation.
4 Employee Appreciation Ideas for Fall
- Take a Nature Walk
We’ve mentioned the benefits of having plants in the office for boosting health, and going outdoors is a great way to gain the benefits of nature. Fresh air, changing leaves and the crisp breeze of fall are the perfect for reenergizing your team and showing them a thank you. In addition, you’ll also see some of the benefits of walking in action, which can keep your whole office healthier and happier.
- Holiday Time Off
There are a couple of holidays in the fall many employees dread working around. Halloween and Thanksgiving tend to be family occasions and are great opportunities to offer your team some flexible holiday scheduling. Allow a few extra hours off or let your workers plan their schedules around the holidays, if they so desire.
- Create a New Tradition
Fall is a time of renewal and gratitude, so it can be fun to create a new tradition in your office. Host a company lunch or dinner with a seasonal twist: encourage your team to share things they are grateful for in their colleagues; it’s the perfect time for you to shower your workers with praise for a job well done.
- Insert Some Fun
The seasonal change also tends to get people down as the weather gets worse, so try and insert some fun into the office this season. Make excuses for excitement like hosting a pumpkin carving competition or encourage a rainy day activity.
Getting outside for some fresh air, offering time off for the holidays, creating new traditions and making excuses for fun are all ways you can show your employee appreciation this fall. Can you think of any other ideas?