Fall has arrived and with it comes a great new opportunity to show your employees you value their contributions to your company. While employee appreciation is something you should focus on year-round, autumn provides several wonderful opportunities to take advantage of.
One of the best ways to encourage employee engagement and boost workplace morale is to break up stale routines, so keep up on observances, major holidays and fun opportunities to treat your employees; they will feel more valued and committed to the company.
Read on for four creative activities that will help your team members feel like valued and appreciated workers.
4 Best Autumn Employee Appreciation Activities
- Observe Cake Decorating Day: October 8th
Some managers treat their team members to a special cake and ice cream party when they want to appreciate a job well done; boost the fun by letting them decorate the cake themselves! October 8th is National Cake Decorating Day; turn it into a group activity that everyone will enjoy.
- Carve Pumpkins
Pumpkins are in season this fall, and carving them at work is a great employee appreciation activity that will get your team members into the fall holiday spirit. Turn it into a contest for a little extra fun; the competition can bring out excitement and challenge your less-engaged team members. Offer a prize to the winning group like a gift card for coffee or a longer lunch break.
- Visit a Corn Maze
Perfect for an autumn-themed employee outing, a corn maze is a unique way to show your employee appreciation while also encouraging the team-building spirit! Since solving a corn maze is a focused activity that both small and large groups can enjoy, you’ll see the benefits of increased teamwork and problem solving, plus the fresh air will boost workplace health and wellness. Treat your workers to some fresh apple cider at the end of the day to show them you care and value their work.
- Throw a Pizza Party
October is Pizza Month, so try taking advantage of this holiday by throwing your workers a pizza party! Ordering a few pizzas and taking a long lunch is a low-cost way to have fun at work; try throwing in some team-building games to make the most of the event.
What activities do you have planned to show your employee appreciation this fall? Please share in the comments below!