You still have an allotted budget. I am now facing the challenge of institutionalizing a welfare policy for which the budget is zero and should be done only after the working hours. I have already initiated and am starting with the conducting of friendly games and sports and the winners would be just appreciated.
It is still in the policy mode and am hoping for certain action to take place.
well, in the case you mentioned my suggestions would be:
* 1 minute games filled with fun (Who wears d Saree n a min..fr gents..; vegetable cutting game etc)
* Songs competition wherein the participants shpuld be able to sing a song using given words.
* Spot question event ( Who has his wife's pic in his wallet? Who has got max piercings on her body..?..kinda...)
and the like.....:)
Hope this could be of some use to u guys.
I think in present scenario you should go for a platform that will provide them an opportunity to express themselves and communicate openly with other team members in an informal environment thereby making their rapport more strong and comfortable.I think you should arrange for some informal family get together of team members.hope it helps.
you could also call the gathering "lets bond day", before then a list of activites should sent to all and require them to give suggestions as well.
you can also have funky awards, like who wears it better AKA the best dressed male or female, most elible bachelor etc.
To attain the desired goal & retain the best, following few re-recreational activities can be initiated:
(i) To conduct regular Health & Medical Checkup camp
(ii) Reward & Recognition-- Employee of the month, star of the month, deptt. of the year.
(iii) Sports Activities (Indoor/Outdoor)- Basketball, Badminton, Chess, Carrom Board & other Fun games i.e. Lemon Race, tug of war.
(iv) Musical Day/Happy Hours- If possible, can play audio songs (instrumental etc.) at regular intervals in a day, which can be operate/control from Reception/IT deptt or HR.
(v) In House Movie Screening- Using company's projector & screen, HR can arrange a movie show once in a month i.e. every last Friday of the month. Motivational, Comedy & other selected movies can be played.
(vi) Celebration of Festival & other significant days in a calender year- Traditional Dress Code theme, Refreshments, DJ system, entertainment programe & fun games can be played.
(vii) Celebration of Employee Birthday/Marriage anniversaries.