A lack of social interaction while working can shatter the spirits of professionals and this is where Cezanne HR’s work socials guide becomes a life-saver for organisations that are looking to reinstate their business functions, without compromising on the mental health and collaborative spirit of personnel.
COVID-19 revolutionised the world’s relationship with work-life. As soon as a global pandemic brought social distancing and lockdowns to the limelight, business and human resources enthusiasts around the world were quick to deploy the ‘work from home’ model.
Although socially distanced work presented the benefit of an improved work-life balance and operational convenience, professionals soon started to feel lonely because of an acute shortage of social interaction with their colleagues and peers.
Every organisation has a different range of employees each with their unique personality traits. Together, these employees form the backbone of a workplace and also their work-culture. The guide provided by Cezanne HR is comprehensive and caters to a multitude of organisational values. Whether an iconic pub quiz, an elegant team dinner or a fiesty round of beer pong, there is a socially-distanced fun social activity for every team.
The social activities provided in this guide are very popular for several reasons. Firstly, as soon as a stringent number of lockdown rules was imposed and people had to work from home, there was a surge in the number of adults who were suffering from depression- mainly because of a lack of social interaction with their peers and colleagues. Office banter and jovial activities within the workplace keep the mind healthy and charged, and this is precisely what these fun-filled social activities provide.
Here is a glimpse of a few activities you can carry out to engage the workforce.
Quizzes can bring out the competitive spirit in every person. This is exactly what a socially distant Pub Quiz targets. The best thing about this activity is that you can personalise the questions according to the organisation, its current projects, past achievements and inter-personal incidents. With the range of questions present, there will be a question that everyone can enjoy and engage with.
To start, you can assign a quizmaster to prep a reservoir of questions, and carry out rounds that should be marked simultaneously. The best and worst performer of the Pub Quiz can be given any reward deemed fit by the people involved!
The best way to connect with a person is through food, and with a socially-distant team dinner, colleagues can enjoy each other’s company by chatting and indulging in a delicious meal. Teams will need to connect over video software and should have a meal cooked already. Individuals can also take the initiative of deciding a specific cuisine or eating the same meal all across so that the spirit of sharing invigorates. Whether it’s pizza, a cheeseburger meal or something fancy, the team decides!
If you are missing out on the enjoyment of collaborating on challenging products and working together to beat deadlines then this activity should be ahead on the priority list. Escape room connects players in a virtual space where they are presented with a set of puzzles and analytical challenges. The only way they can progress the game is by discovering real-time clues and deciphering keys to escape before time runs out.
To set up a session of Escape Room, you will have to connect via a video software and intimate all players to keep a pen and paper with them. After the host walks everyone through the rules and strategies, it’s time to get into the virtual space, find some clues and escape the room before time runs out.
No one wants to miss out on the chance to sound like a fancy food connoisseur, and what better way to bring out the food critic in you than a virtual Wine Tasting session. While it is true that only some of the players in this fun activity will have the expertise to critique the delicate tones of an aged bottle of wine, but at the same time, everyone can put in their share by stating whether they like a bottle of wine or not. To spice up things, you can also pair the wine with a choice of cheese and crackers so that the complete experience can be enjoyed.
Conclusion – Fun-Filled Social Interaction To Sustain Businesses
Businesses thrive on the foundation of their employees. It is critical for a worker to feel mentally relaxed and rejuvenated, and fun-filled social activities provide that boost. In the age of ‘work from home’ the activities provided in the guide by Cezanne HR can provide a necessary break from and keep the morale of workers high.