We all take lots of pains to deck our homes for the festive season. But holidays can also be an opportunity to spruce up the decor in the offices, make some changes and bring in the spirit of the season to the workplace.
Decorating the office for the holidays is also a great way to engage the employees into something creative and interesting apart from their daily job. So, gear up for a bright and cheerful decorating project in your office this festive season with these useful and fun ideas:
Ideas For Decorating The Office During Holidays
Light Up the Space
A very basic but almost unsurpassable way of bringing festivities in any space is to light it up. Line the walls with white or colored holiday lights to bring some warmth and glow to the atmosphere. However, there are some precautions to be followed to keep this decor risk free. Always unplug the lights when leaving the office. Blinking or flickering lights may not be a good idea as they may serve as a distraction to the employees. Also avoid plugging the lights into outlets shared with other equipments like computers, printers, fax machines, etc.
Put Up a Tree
Holiday decor, whether at home or office, looks incomplete without the inclusion of a tree. Choose the biggest tree that you can accommodate. Involve the employees in the decoration of the tree. Let them choose the lighting, bows, ornaments and frills for the tree in order to make it personal just like it feels back home. If you do not have much space for this project, a small table-top tree will also spell festivities in its own humble way.
Organize a Contest
Turn holiday decoration in the office into a small contest. Let the employees decorate their own space and offer a prize for the best display. If decorating individual spaces seems like a distraction, you can designate an area in the office for this contest and let the employees paint it with their creativity.
For a big staff, you can even offer multiple winner and runner-up prizes for the best decor. The winning entries can be chosen by a panel of judges or by employee voting. A neat little contest like this will give everyone a chance to flex their brain muscles and engage in some healthy competition.
Edible decor are also a welcome option during the holiday season. Place bowls or baskets of sweet treats throughout the office. For the health conscious crowd, platters of fruits and dry fruits can be a healthy alternative. A basket of fresh seasonal fruits like apples, pears and oranges from Edible Arrangements will make a beautiful and appetizing showpiece for the office.
Share the True Spirit of the Season.
The true spirit of holiday season lies in sharing the good fortune with those who are not so fortunate. Start a toy drive in the office wherein the employees can bring toys or presents for the needy children. These can be displayed under the tree to add to its decor. Canned goods and other non-perishable food items can also be collected and donated to a charity.