It is common knowledge that the Holiday Season is, without a doubt, the busiest time of the year. There is much hustle and bustle, not to mention, high levels of stress. It is so important to bring FUN into the office environment. While our goal should be to maintain a positive and energetic environment year round, a little additional encouragement, laughter and some unexpected cheer within the office is a stress buster.
Remember that the morale of your team is crucial to the success of your company.
So, on that note, here are a few details about a very popular, simple and fun event that you might take time to incorporate on a normal business day at the office. There are many different versions, so no one has to play by these rules. Be creative and change them to meet the time frame and schedule within your office.
While the term "white elephant" originally referred to a less-than-serious gift, its association with this particular game has become synonymous in some circles, such that the game itself is commonly called a White Elephant Gift Exchange.
Each participant supplies one wrapped gift. The gifts are placed in a central location, and participants determine in what order they will take turns selecting them. The first person opens a wrapped gift and the turn ends. On subsequent turns, each person gets the choice of “stealing” any unwrapped item or choosing a wrapped one from the gift pile. When a player's gift is stolen, they must select a replacement gift from the pile of wrapped presents. The game is over when the last person has taken their turn.
Ideas for fun in the office are endless. Think it up and spread a little joy!!