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Halloween and Your Company Culture

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halloween and your company culture
Anna is a creative content editor and strategist at Quick Formations, AKA Quick- an online Ltd. Company registration and formation service. Originally a designer, Anna has worked with various startups and SMEs creating graphics, social media campaigns, and brand identities to catapult them into the market.Here, Anna shares some of the things you can do to make sure that Halloween has a positive impact on your company culture.

This is Halloween

Halloween is creeping up on us. Kids are grabbing their costumes and begging for candy, uni students are deciding which club to go to and you are... Well, what are you doing?

Halloween may, in recent years, have been focussed on trick or treating for children, but it is a great opportunity to work some fun into your company. Company culture is highly important to your startup and taking advantage of events can really lift employee morale, especially if a few laughs are involved.

This is Halloween

This is Halloween

The day

Obviously, you still want your team to be productive throughout the course of the day, but there are a few little things you can shake-up to mark this ghoulish occasion.

Decorating the office will get people in the mood for this spooky time and they will appreciate the novelty of it all. Adding a few cobwebs, jack ‘o’ lanterns and skeletons are a few details that can spice up the office. Please don’t put things out that your team might have a phobia of (e.g. spiders) – that could end in tears.

You could have a fancy dress competition too. If you encourage your staff to come in Halloween costumes it could spark their creativity, start conversations and add a bit of playfulness to the office. By adding a competition in place, you’re incentivising them to embrace the fun. You could do general fancy dress or route teams against each other for the best group fancy dress. The possibilities are endless.

Even small touches like leaving goody bags or sweets around the office can add to the Halloween vibe. If you want to go all out, why not take a page out of Innocent’s book.

Jim Anderson's Chiller

Jim Andersons Chiller

The night

Even if Halloween falls in the middle of the week, try and get that night or the Friday before to have a Halloween themed event. This could be drinks, dinner or even a full blown company party. Fancy dress is always encouraged at Halloween, so take advantage of this to put a spin on your evening!

Celebrating Halloween is a good chance to get your colleagues to band together and have fun. It breaks down barriers between teams and any hierarchy in place at your company if everyone is in on it.

It’s the small things a company does that makes them a pleasure to work for. The more effort you put into these events, the more likely you’ll have high employee retention.

Have you started planning your Halloween yet? Here are some tunes to get you in the mood: Heads will Roll, Thriller and Ramalama Bang Bang.

Thanks for the thoughts on Halloween and company culture Anna. If you found this useful, go and take a look at some of the ways that Quick Formations can help support your business.   

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Published on: 27th October 2016

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