During the holiday season, you want to give back to your tech team for their hard work and contributions leading to company success. Because your company couldn’t function without the dedication of your team, you need to show how much you appreciate their loyalty and commitment to business growth.
Here are eight ways to give back to your tech team this holiday season.
Give Personalized Gifts
Provide company-wide recognition and customized gifts to each team member. Share how far your company has come that year and how each teammate contributed to its success. Give each staff member a small gift symbolizing something they’re passionate about and enjoy most.
Plan an Outing
Go hiking, take a painting class, or see a movie. Get together for dinner and board games.
Provide Flexible Work Options
Allow a flexible schedule or remote work options when possible. Offer additional PTO to thank everyone for their contributions.
Create a Gift Exchange
Ask each teammate to write down their name, basic interests, and gift ideas within a certain budget. Place the pieces of paper in a hat. Have each team member draw a name and purchase a gift for that person. Exchange gifts before the holiday break.
Organize Team Volunteer Activities
Choose to help out nonprofit organizations that align with company values. For instance, set up a giving tree. Attach tags representing something specific a nonprofit organization needs. Encourage employees to choose a tag and fill the stated need. Keep track of how much you raised so you can announce it to your team at the end of the year.
Set Up a Holiday Potluck
Ask each teammate to sign up to bring a dish to share. Encourage them to discuss their favorite traditions as they eat together.
Encourage a White Elephant Exchange
Ask each teammate to purchase a small novelty item within a price limit. Place the gifts together and form a circle around them. Choose who gets to pick the first gift and open it. Moving clockwise, the next person decides whether they want to take the present or open a new one. The game continues until all presents are unwrapped.
Offer Gift Choices
Let your teammates decide how you give back to them. Most team members prefer money over a company party. Most also want a day off rather than a bonus. Respond accordingly.
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