- By Gina Shanks
- In Corporate Events,Holiday,Team Building
- Posted February 27, 2020
Employee Appreciation Day
On the first Friday of March, it is a special day designated to recognize your employees. March 6, 2020, is National Employee Appreciation Day. Businesses nationwide created this day as a way to show appreciation for their employees.
When employees are appreciated, they, in turn, are motivated. Motivated employees help the company achieve its goals. So what does it take to show appreciation? Expressing your gratitude can be shown in many ways, from social gatherings, gifts, to a simple thank you note.
Team building can encompass so many of the things you are trying to accomplish on National Employee Appreciation Day.
A team building event can be a celebration. It can include food and beverages before, after, or during the program. It can be a fun way to give back to the community, or it can focus on strengthening your team’s skills or relationships. Regardless, all of our team building programs will show your employees that you care about them.
Recognizing your team creates a culture of encouragement. Employees will be excited to come in each day, give 100%, and pursue their goals.
Here are just some of our team building activities we recommend for employee appreciation day in a variety of settings.
In the office – Try our Minute to Win It program. A Minute to Win It is a series of tabletop team building games using everyday household items and office supplies. After a fun demo and practice session, each challenge is played, and teams are scored accordingly. Great for taking a break in the office or as after-dinner entertainment. This fast-paced event will have everyone laughing, cheering, and vying to become A Minute 2 Win It! Champions.
Outdoor venues – If you are hosting your event at a nearby park, beach, courtyard, etc., break down the walls and get outside! In cities with beautiful year-round weather, try a Team Olympics or Amazing Chase SmartHunt. Your employees will love getting some fresh air for a couple of hours break outdoors!
A venue with a common interest – Is your company hosting an event for the employees that focus on a particular interest like the arts or sports. Museums and stadiums make the perfect venue for a team building event like Operation Military Care. Teams will assemble care packs to benefits soldiers overseas, and groups will love the sense of accomplishment that comes with CSR giving back type programs.
Have a competitive group? Competition to Collaboration is one of our most popular trademarked events with a powerful message of organizational synergy. Colleagues will be surprised by the twist at the end and how we measure their success!
Large conference space? We highly recommend Bridge to the Future for that company who will have a lot of space and wants to “collaborate” two departments or more who usually don’t work together or don’t work well together. Each team will contribute to building a bridge, which without each other’s parts, could not be crossed in its entirely.
Want to give back? Bike Build Donation® is our most popular program for those wishing to give back and help those in need. Participants will build bicycles and donate them for children in their local community. The opportunity to donate their time to a good cause helps employees build strong bonds and increase feelings of company loyalty.
Foodies? If you regularly offer catered lunches and your employees love being fed, try one of our culinary challenges like Food Truck Face-off. Teams will create tasty dishes that will be judged then feasted on for a fun and competitive cooking challenge.
Regardless of the activity, meaningful connections will be made across your team. Show your employees you appreciate them this March 6. The gesture, big or small, can go a long way in making them feel appreciated. Thank your team for their hard work with a fun team building activity!