There's something extra special about Springtime – new growth, longer days, the end of winter's chill. These are wonderful qualities which can be harnessed by any employer looking to bring more optimism, joy and creativity to bear on office life this Spring. Many organisations find themselves stuck in a post-Christmas rut come February, so the arrival of Spring is the perfect chance to recast the year ahead. Need some pointers? Read on.
Brighten up your space
We're all for ambitious and all-encompassing engagement strategies but it's always worth remembering that when it comes to building better workplaces, small changes can mean surprisingly big shifts. Think about what you could do to guarantee smiles on your employees' faces from the moment they walk in the door. Why not deck the building out with beautiful floral displays? Having a company garden is a brilliant way to create relaxing green space but it can also provide lots of beautiful daffodils and other spring blooms which will serve to brighten your space, not to mention everyone's mood.
Set new goals
Spring is the perfect point in the year to restate your organisation's goals and make plans for the year ahead. Review what's been happening so far this year and be frank about how you'd like to continue over the coming months. Cast off the old, bring in the new and start motivating your team by leading the way forwards into your bright and ever-sunnier future as a sustainable, engaged business.
Plan an away day
Away days are a fabulous way to lift spirits as the season changes. Make the most of the great outdoors as the weather starts to heat up – how about a team hiking challenge or an afternoon splashing about at a watersport centre? Getting out of the office and into the wild creates the perfect opportunity for colleagues to relax and get to know one another – your Spring away day will be the talk of the office in weeks to come.
Organise a Spring Tea
Bring a little spring into your workplace by setting aside a few hours one afternoon for a Spring Tea. Think scones with jam and cream, little butterfly cakes and dainty sandwiches washed down with plenty of tea. Why not ask everyone to bring along a homebake? Alternatively, if your budget allows, consider hiring a local bakery or catering company to prepare everything for you. Many companies now offer vintage china teacups for hire, should you desire an added wow factor. What a treat! Hosting a Spring Tea is a wonderful way to get everyone chatting over a cuppa – a team building stress-reliever if ever there was one. Now, one lump or two?