With the Holiday Season upon us, your employees may start to become overwhelmed as they look ahead to the events that surround this time of year: vacations, holiday parties, family gatherings, etc.

And with the average employed American already spending 68 percent of their waking hours at work, all the looming “to-do’s” may very well have your employees a bit distracted, and restless, during this time of year.

However, the holiday season is full of opportunities for business leaders to boost company culture and show that the efforts of their employees are valued and contribute to the company’s success.

Here are a few simple suggestions to reboot your team’s energy and focus, while forming meaningful connections:

  1. Present Special Recognition Awards

    Remember that last year of high school that had you voting for “Most Likely to Succeed”, “Most Popular” or “Class Clown”? Well take that to the office, but think of a more creative award for employees and present it during a team meeting or lunch for a good laugh.

  2. Lunch Change-up

    Encourage the team to spend breaks together by catering in lunch, having an ice cream social, or even planning a midday company picnic. Interactions as simple as sharing a meal together can help build a stronger team.

  3. Switch Up the Dress Code

    Put some fun into the workplace by creating themed dress days. You can get some creative ideas by asking your team for suggestions, and then give out award prizes for the most spirited employee.

Giving your company culture a boost with these few recommendations can be a great way to refocus and reboot your team not only through the holiday season, but all year around.