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30 Sep 2019

Top tips to engage your colleagues this Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is on and excitement fills the office, but it can be particularly tricky to keep your team engaged during the festive season.

The office may be winding down, but the workload shows no sign of slowing, so this month, we share our top tips on keeping your colleagues motivated and engaged during December.

Christmas Decorations

A simple, yet effective, way to get your team into the festive spirit is to decorate your office, or building, with festive décor. Think huge Christmas trees, fairy lights and baubles – you can even encourage your team to decorate their own desks.

Office Awards

Christmas is a time for celebration, and a great way to reward your team for all their hard work is through office awards. Whether it’s a box of chocolates, a bottle of bubbly or a trophy presented in a formal or informal ceremony, providing your colleagues with a reward can increase motivation and employee satisfaction. This will result in a happy workforce which will yield positive results for the next year.

Secret Santa

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and an alternative way to keep your employees motivated is to arrange the annual Secret Santa draw, which provides an inclusive way to reward your team. And, if you need some ideas on what to get your pick this year, take a read of our ideas blog.

Off-site Team Meetings

One of the most efficient ways to get the most out of your team this Christmas is to arrange an off-site team meeting. This provides you with the opportunity to reflect on the year’s achievements, manage workload and client expectations, and plan for the year ahead.

If you’d like to discuss arranging an off-site team meeting, Emirates Old Trafford has a variety of event space that caters from ten to larger companies of 1,200 people. So, whether you’re looking to host the annual celebration and meeting, or simply an intimate meeting over a festive lunch, our intelligent event space offers the ideal setting for your next team meeting.

Simply get in touch with one of our Event Coordinators on 0161 282 4020, email or fill out our enquiry form.

Annual Christmas Party

The annual Christmas party is the perfect opportunity to thank your employees for their hard work over the last year, in a more relaxed setting.

A Christmas party doesn’t have to break the bank, but provides the opportunity to mingle with colleagues and be something that all the team will enjoy. A Christmas party is the perfect platform in which to thank your staff by recognising their hard work, and the achievements they have accomplished over the year. Rewarding staff, particularly at year's end, helps keep them focused and positive; something that's important for a fast growing business looking to build a positive workplace culture.

If you’re looking for the best Christmas party nights in Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford has a variety of party nights to suit your needs. Whether you want to experience one of our extravagant shared party nights, or want to create a bespoke celebration that truly encapsulates your brand with a private party, we have a variety of packages that can be tailored to your requirements.

If you’d like to find out more, our Christmas Coordinator would love to hear from you. Simply call 0161 282 4020, email, fill out our enquiry form or download our Christmas brochure here. But hurry, four dates have now sold out, so book now to avoid disappointment.