Fall Activities to Engage Your Employees

by Bethany Wright on November 4, 2019

in Employee Engagement

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Cooler weather and shorter days can only mean one thing: Fall has arrived! Employees are getting used to layering up and carrying umbrellas to prepare for whatever weather may come. But what does that mean in the office? Sometimes those shorter days mean less engaged employees, and possibly more fatigue.

So, what are some fun ways you can keep your employees engaged and feeling appreciated? Here is a rundown of my favorite Fall activities for the office.

  1. Seasonal Potluck – Each year our office has what we call a “Harvest Fest.” Everyone brings in some sort of fall inspired dish to share with the rest of our team, and we all come together and celebrate the season with good food and good company.
  2. Crafts – Find some sort of fall themed craft for your employees to take part in. One fun activity is a pumpkin carving or decorating station. Gather supplies so that employees can create their own festive artwork, and put them on display in the office for decoration when they are done!
  3. Treats for the Team – Another popular way to excite employees is to bring in seasonal treats; for example, apple cider donuts with hot apple cider. Not only do employees love the tasty treats, but the office smells delicious!
  4. An Offsite Office Activity – One way to show your team how much you appreciate them is to take them offsite for some sort of activity. Bowling, apple picking, maybe a corn maze; there are so many different activities to choose from. Don’t force your employees to participate, but entice them to attend by taking them out during your regular work hours. Not only will they be able to step away from the work stresses for a short while, but they might learn a little more about each other during the activity.
  5. A Cook-off – Tis’ the season for some sort of cook-off! For this time of year, a pumpkin pie contest would be a great way to tie the season into the event. You can create teams who work together, or have individuals volunteer to bake, while others volunteer to be a judge. Either way, everyone wins (except those who don’t like Pumpkin Pie).
  6. Volunteering Together – Another way to build camaraderie is to go out and serve the community together. Take a vote on what sort of service activity employees would most like to engage in, and go serve together.
  7. Decorate the Office – Ask employees to help jazz up the office space with some fun fall decorations. Not only will it spark team work, it will also change the look of the office so everyone isn’t looking at the same stale office décor that is usually hanging around. Better yet, have a contest to see who can decorate their space the most creatively!

These are just a few ways you can keep your employees engaged and invigorated as the leaves change color and the air gets chillier.

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