To start with you may celebrate Birthdays of all employees in one particular day of month. Also can plan for some Team building activities on monthly basis.
From India, Madras
It is really a good initiative you are driving and congratulations for it. The start will be small but you get options to take giant leaps when this grows. To begin with you can always use the festival days to connect with functions/Departments and have Quiz, bay/desk decorations, ethnic dressing (best dressed member competition), pot luck etc.
Event wise, you can mark a few days as per international calendar days and conduct events like talent show, toastmasters, annual sports, inter location meets etc.
Hope this helps.
Ranganidhi V J
From India, Bangalore
1. COMPANY POLICY
To offer a program of diversified activities as an effective means of promoting good employee-employer relations.
To provide administrative assistance to employee recreational organizations.
To encourage employees to join and support employee activities.
2. EMPLOYEE RECREATION ASSOCIATION
Employees of the different departments may elect with the appropriate Company approvals to establish their own organization to sponsor and support employee social and recreational activities. These organizations are referred to as Employee Recreational Associations and may be established on a formal or less formal basis.
Depending upon the number of employees in the office and the percentage of participation, the Employee Recreational Association may be eligible for financial assistance from the Company.
Inquiries regarding the establishment of an Employee Recreational Association or about an existing one should be directed to the HR Department.
3. EMPLOYEE ACTIVITIES
Employees are invited to participate in recreational activities sponsored by the Company. Membership in any of these activities is voluntary, but participation is encouraged as an excellent way for employees to know their co-workers.
Through the Employee Activities Committee, the Company sponsors activities such as Basketball, Bowling, Bridge, Camera, Chess, Cricket, Fishing, Golf, Softball, Stamp Collecting, Soccer, and Tennis.
Each month (year) an Activities Dinner is held to recognize the participation of employees in these activities or in the promotion of worthwhile causes such as charities or evening education. Invitations to the dinner are based upon the degree of the employees' support (or it depends on company requirements and is optional).
The Company will consider supporting additional activities if a sufficient number of people are interested. Responsible leadership must be evidenced within the group.
Matters pertaining to activities should be referred to the Activities Committee, or to the chairman of the particular activity.
4. SUPERVISOR'S RESPONSIBILITY
Show interest in these employee-sponsored activities and encourage employees to join and actively participate. Employee activities can promote better understanding and cooperation among the individuals involved and can also be a valuable means of self-development.
While most activities are held after hours, occasionally a moderate amount of time for the activities officers and other designated employees may be required during business hours. Employees participating in these activities should, of course, maintain a proper regard for their job responsibilities. Any problem arising from work time spent in these activities should be discussed with higher management.
From China, Shanghai
Weekly fun fridays, that include some post lunch items aroung 4 PM like pizza, samosa, vada whatever in the budget (this actually increase employee motivation level), been doing this since last 3 years have great results
Emp of month rewards, give something good
team of the month award
twice a month outdoor activity
also all these depends on approved budget
From India, Delhi