There is a saying, all work, and no play make Jack a dull boy. This can’t be more true, I mean imagine, working all the time and being formal and strict for the sake of being in your office. Hard and frustrating, isn’t it? Festivals in our life are a part that no one can ignore, even if they want to. This is the time when we got a chance to mingle together, make connections and recreate those old bonds.
Corporate life is no different, festivals give a chance here to connect with the team, that you work with daily and focus on keeping the interaction with the formal. Especially in Diwali, the festival of lights, this gives immense happiness, pleasure, and a chance to make bonds with your team.
The diversity of your team is not going to be a hindrance this Diwali, if you’re willing to celebrate it and this article; we have some interesting ideas that’ll help you celebrate the festival of light with your team. Let’s get started.
Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being. In short, they make cities better places to live.
Ideas to Celebrate Diwali in Office
Your office can also be a place for you to have fun and bonding with other co-workers, once in a while, and what is better than to do that at the time of some festivals.
Celebrating festivals will bring your team together, helps in creating employee engagement, and boost their confidence and energy to work more sincerely. Diwali is one of the most important festivals that is celebrated in India, so to build team engagement, some ideas are stated below.
Decorations of The Office
We are sure; there is no Diwali without cleaning and without proper beautiful decorations. One must make sure to bring all employees together so that they can help each other decorate the entire place with colorful diyas, LED lights, paper lanterns, flowers, and all. Plus who can forget, the Rangoli, a must-have for the festival of lights.
Top-class Fashion Game
If it is Diwali, then everyone has to be on their strong fashion game. All the employees can be decked up in traditional or ethnic wear. You can also make it a competition and the person with the best look can get a prize for that.
Everyone has a secret talent inside them. This is the time to ask your team members to reveal theirs and of course the best ones will get some exciting prizes. Believe in democracy and to make the final decision, votes can be cast.
Team works make the dream works, of course, who can be the best person to know that apart from you. Every day, success for office work can be achieved, thanks to the team. This Diwali, it’s time for showcasing the hidden creativity inside you. Divide the teams and play some games that required two or more people, it can be a Rangoli competition or any kind of other fun challenges.
Game Of Dumb Charades
This age-old guessing game can never be boring. If your team members are movie buff, this game is a literal heaven and even if they are not, it’s a great game that can build strong connections and help you be in sync with your team.
There is hardly anyone, who doesn’t like gifts and festivals are the best time to exchange them amongst yourself. It is a great option to touch everyone’s heart and bonding with them. Handmade gifts can be special as well and hold a more intimate meaning. Assign a name to different members and ask them to gift them something.
Sweets are a significant part of any kind of festival, be it cake for Christmas, Sevai for Eid, or Laddoos for Diwali. Nothing can beat the excitement of having sweets in the festival season. You can ask your team members to cook sweets as a challenge as well.
Music And Dance Competition
How a festival can be called a festival without music or dance! A bit of music can lighten the entire atmosphere and can make it fun and soothing as well. Dance competitions can raise the bar of fun and help you and your team members to make lots of nice memories.
Theme Costume Parties
Costume parties can be very interesting, select a theme of the party and ask your colleagues to dress up according to that theme. It can be interesting and challenging as well, as it challenges people to use their creative ideas to make their costume stand out.
Ideas to celebrate Digital Diwali
Covid-19 is a nuisance but that doesn’t mean, it can stop us from celebrating our festivals. Just like we are able to work from home, thanks to the internet, we can also celebrate festivals and can make new memories while being online.
At a time where working from is a part of the new normal, what’s a better way to use those rectangular screens than spreading happiness, while staying home! Even if you are working from home, there are many ideas that will give the essence of celebrating Diwali with your team members.
There are some ideas down below, that’ll stop you from missing out on the fun of celebrating Diwali and will help you mingle with your colleagues online
Playing Games Online
Online games can be a part of your celebration and help you in bonding with your team. There are many Diwali-based virtual reality games where you can play as a team or individually, this can lead to fierce and fun competition amongst your colleagues.
When you’re working from home, there has to be a workspace from where you do all your office work. Ask your members to decorate their workspace and make it colorful and bright by using your creativity. LED lights, Diya's, and paper lanterns.
Online Fashion Show
A fashion show can be held while being online as well. Ask the team members to deck up in ethnic clothes and conduct a vote to decide, who excelled in that department. This would make the celebration more interesting and fun and fashionable.
Food Decoration Competition
Food decoration competitions can be another fun activity. You can ask your members to cook sweets or savory items and decorate them according to their taste; the best decoration can receive some exclusive gift or prizes.
Whether you’re online or offline, festivals can be celebrated in the office, if you want to. With some interesting ideas, you can celebrate the festival of light with your team and make the day memorable with them.
What online platforms can be used to celebrate Diwali virtually?
Zoom or Google Meet is the best option for online platforms to celebrate Diwali with your colleagues.
How can you decorate your office this Diwali?
Paper lanterns, LED lights, Diyas, flower decorations, and Rangoli can be used to decorate the office.
How to celebrate Diwali in office?
You can celebrate Diwali by decorating your office or play games like Music And Dance Competition, Gifts Exchange and Talent Shows.
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